Tobias Engeli stood at the podium for the first time at the age of 15 and has loved conducting ever since. Today he is Kapellmeister at the Leipzig Musical Comedy and Opera. His versatility and openness lead him not only to the usual opera repertoire but also to world premieres, e.g. at the Munich Biennale 2008, to modern pop musicals or to a DVD production with the successful Leipzig band "Die Prinzen".
His heart also beats for young people. He leads various youth orchestras and organises numerous education projects. In autumn 2021, he will begin his work as director of the Saxony State Youth Orchestra. Orchestras with which he has played: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchester der musikalischen Komödie Leipzig, Mendelssohnorchester Leipzig, Hamburger Symphoniker, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Beethoven-Orchester Bonn, Augsburger Philharmoniker, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Elbland-Philharmonie-Sachsen, Essener Philharmoniker, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Clara-Schumann-Philharmoniker Plauen-Zwickau, Argovia Philharmonic, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden. Growing up in a family of musicians, his childhood and youth were filled with musical stimulation and activities, first and foremost as a cellist and pianist. After studying cello in Winterthur and Hamburg, he went on to study conducting with Prof. Christof Prick at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Curiosity about the unknown or uncharted paths, the new and the forgotten is a constant companion in his artistic career.