Guest Artists 2020

Clemens Schuldt


Clemens Schuldt is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Germany, and is the Principal Conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester. Highlights of this season with the Münchener Kammerorchester include world premieres by Johannes Maria Staud, Vito Zuraj and Martón Illés, composer portraits of Younghi Pagh-Paan, Klaus Huber and Johannes Maria Staud, and tour concerts in the Philharmonie Cologne and abroad. Soloists he works with in Munich include Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Arabella Steinbacher, Alexander Melnikov, and The King’s Singers.

The 2019/20 season sees Schuldt give his debut in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as well as with the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, Bremer Philharmoniker, Oregon Symphony Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony. He returns twice to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, l'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Musikkollegium Winterthur and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Much anticipated opera highlights include his debut at Venice Biennale conducting George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin” with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in September 2019 as well as his debut at Garsington Opera, conducting Mozart’s early opera “Mitridate” with The English Concert in Spring 2020. Last season Schuldt conducted a new production of “Cosi fan tutte” with the Münchener Kammerorchester in collaboration with the Theaterakademie to great critical acclaim. Schuldt was Conductor in Residence with the Staatstheater Mainz for two seasons, where he led new productions of Bellini’s “Norma”, Gluck’s “Armide”, Gounod’s “Faust”, and Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.

Other European orchestras Schuldt has appeared with include the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchesters of the WDR and ORF, Bamberger Symphoniker, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. Across the continents he has worked with North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Clemens Schuldt won the prestigious Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London in 2010 and was the Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for one year. Born in Bremen, he studied the violin performing in the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, before taking up his conducting studies in Dusseldorf, Vienna and Weimar.

You can see Clemens Schuldt in action at The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Grace & Grandeur on Thursday 22 October.




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