His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. After positions as Chief Conductor of Prague State Opera (1994-95) and First Permanent Conductor of Leipzig Opera (1996-98), Johannes Wildner was the General Music Director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia (Germany) for ten years from 1997. He has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London with effect from September 2010.
He regularly appears as a guest conductor in major opera houses such as the Tokyo New National Theatre, Arena di Verona, Volksoper Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Prague and Zagreb State Opera, and with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic London, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, MDR Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony and China Philharmonic.
Johannes Wildner has recorded over 60 CDs, DVDs and videos, including the integral versions of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Così fan tutte, recordings of Carmen and Nozze di Figaro, Bruckner’s Third and Ninth Symphonies, and three CDs of previously unknown repertoire by Zeisl, Marx and David. His most recent release is Robert Schumann's complete works for piano and orchestra, with pianist Lev Vinocour and the RSO Vienna. A recording with Taipei Symphony Orchestra of Beethoven’s works is released with the Warner label in 2012.