Thomas Obermüller, born in Linz in 1972, studied at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz with Prof. Karl Maria Kubizek and Prof. Gerald Kraxberger. He then went on to study concert clarinet with Prof. Horst Hajek and Prof. Peter Schmidl at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 1998 he graduated with distinction.
While still a student he was a substitute in the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and at the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Volksoper. From 1994 to 1997 he was a member and scholarship holder of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Today he regularly performs with the ensembles Kontrapunkte and “die reihe” and is also a founder member of the clarinet trio Clarinettissimo.
From 1993 to 1995 he taught at the regional music school in Rohrbach, Upper Austria, and from 1997 to 1999 at the music schools in Pöchlarn und Pöggstall in Lower Austria.
He has played bass clarinet with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1999.