Thomas Jung was appointed Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow at Royal Opera House London, Covent Garden, in September 2018. He is conducting for both the Royal Ballet and here at Birmingham Royal Ballet as well as working as Conductor and Music Director of the Flora Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Chief Conductor of the Studio Orchestra Duisburg and Guest Conductor of the Tianjin Grand Opera Symphony Orchestra in China.
Jung was the 2015/16 season Zander Fellow and Assistant Conductor of both the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In the 2010/11 season Thomas Jung was the Music Director of the production Moses muss singen at the Opera House of Münster.
As assistant Thomas Jung worked together with Semyon Bychkov (WDR Sinfonieorchester), Markus Stenz (Gürzenich-Orchester) and was invited by Bernard Haitink for rehearsals with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018 Thomas Jung was Bernard Haitink‘s Assistant and Cover Conductor for his rehearsals and concerts with Chor und Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem.
For the Biennale of Sydney 2018 Thomas Jung worked together with composer and artist Samson Young realising the latest iteration of the ongoing project, Muted Situation #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th.
Thomas Jung studied at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, at the University of Cambridge and King's College Cambridge. He studied conducting under Volker Wangenheim, rounding off his training with masterclasses with Bernard Haitink (Lucerne Festival), Jaap van Zweden (Gstaad Festival), Colin Metters (Royal Academy London) and Jorma Panula (Nordic Masterclass). Thomas Jung is a fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the DEY Foundation, the Music Foundation of the Kreissparkasse and a conducting fellow of the Richard Wagner Association.
Thomas Jung is the 2017 recipient of the Eugen-Jochum-Prize for Young Conductors. In autumn 2012 Thomas Jung received the Culture Prize of the Philippas Engel Foundation for his social and cultural commitment to music, with music and through music. That same year he was awarded first price and special price »Best Performance« in the German Orchestra Competition. With the Junges Ensemble für Neue Musik, which Thomas Jung had founded in 2007 to enable the performances of pieces written by students of the composition department of the Hochschule für Musik Köln, Thomas Jung conducted more than 20 world premieres between 2007 and 2010.