Thomas Daniel Schlee


Thomas Daniel Schlee was born in Vienna in 1957. He studied organ, composition and musicology in Vienna and Paris with Michael Radulescu, Jean Langlais, Olivier Messiaen and Francis Burt. As an organist, he gives concerts all over Europe, takes part in radio productions and CD recordings, acts as a juror in international competitions and as a publisher. From 1990 to 1998 he was music director of the Brucknerhaus Linz and artistic director of the International Bruckner Festival, from 1999 to 2003 deputy director of the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn. From 2004 to 2015 he was director of the Carinthian Summer Festival. As a composer, Schlee has published numerous works for orchestra, vocal and chamber music ensembles, as well as works for and with organ. In 2005 he was appointed Officer des Arts et Lettres, in 2010 he received the Austrian Art Prize for Music and in 2012 the Cross of Honor for Science and Art. In 2023, Schlee was awarded the Church Music Prize of the City of Saarlouis for the composition "Bild und Gleichnis – Sechs Betrachtungen der Heilsgeschichte für Orgel op. 92".