Thomas Schön

Thomas Schön was born and raised in Vienna. His musical education started with clarinet lessons with Prof. Rudolf Jettel at the "Wiener Musikhochschule".
He received his diploma in clarinet with Prof. Horst Hajek in 1988. During his studies, Thomas Schön began performing intensively as a clarinetist in several Viennese orchestras (Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera House, Orchestra of the "Wiener Volksoper", the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Austrian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra) and as a soloist and chamber musician in Austria and abroad.
Since 1988 he has also performed as saxophonist, visited workshops with Jean-Marie Londeix and has been a member of the Vienna Saxophone Quartet. Tours with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Klangforum Wien" followed.
His prizes and distinctions include first prizes at competitions of "Jugend musiziert", third prize at the International Chamber Music Competition for wind instruments in Martigny (CH) and first prize at the East and West Aritsts Audition in New York (both prizes with the Vienna Saxophone Quartet).
He is a member of the Ensemble Reconsil since 2003.