Born in 1967, conductor Robert Reimer studied in Luxemburg, Cologne and Düsseldorf and got his first engagement as solorepetiteur and assistant of the music director at the Hessian State Theatre Darmstadt (1991–95) already before finishing his studies in 1993. As Kapellmeister he conducted there performances of »La clemenza di Tito«, »The merry widows« or »Gianni « and »Il tabarro« as well as some ballet- and musical-performances.
From 1996 he worked as assistant for internationally reknown conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Sylvain Cambreling, Michael Schönwandt, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Bertrand de Billy, Ralf Weikert, Daniele Callegari, Aleksander Anisimov or Marc Albrecht in international opera productions. These works led him to the Salzburg Festival (1998–2000, 2003), to the Paris Opera (2002), the Royal Danish Opera (2001–03), the Gran Teatro del Liceu (1996, 2002–03), the Flamish Opera Antwerp/Gent (2001), the Teatro Municipal in Santiago da Chile (1998), the Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels (2001) or the Leipzig Opera (2003).
Meanwhile he started debuting as conductor in several german and international operas such as Cologne, Essen, Wuppertal, Leipzig or Copenhagen, Oslo and finally in Düsseldorf/Duisburg at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where he conducted a »Don Giovanni« in autumn 2005. Since then he was engaged there as 1. Kapellmeister and specially called the attention of the press with his productions of »The tales of Hoffmann« and Brittens »Midsummernights-dream«.
His repertoire includes unknown operas as well as standart pieces such as »Les dialogues des Carmelites« (by F. Poulenc), »Ariadne auf « (by R. Strauss), »Katya « (by Leos Janacek), »Le nozze di Figaro«, »Die Entführung aus dem Serail«, »Lucia di Lammermoor« (by Donizetti), »La Traviata«, »Die Fledermaus« (by J. Strauss) or the above named ones. Furthermore he conducted some of the popular ballets such as Tschajkovskys »The sleeping beauty« at the Leipzig Opera, which was recorded for german tv (MDR) and broadcasted on ARTE in 2004.
As concert-conductor Robert Reimer did already work with some important orchestras such as the RSO-Frankfurt, the Philharmonica Hungarica (with Schuberts unfinished and the 9th symph. by A. Bruckner), the Luxemburg Philharmonic, the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Halle, the Philharmonique Orchestra of Strasbourg, the Orchestra »De las Islas Baleares« in Mallorca, the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich or the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (with Mozarts Missa in C-Minor).