I am very pleased to become the new Directeur Musical of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec as of the 23/24 season!
You can read the press release here:
After my Nordic autumn with the Tapiola Sinfonietta in Finland and with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Aarhus, Denmark, among others, now follows a “British month”: I am delighted to return to three orchestras I like very much: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra Manchester and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Finally opera again !
Revival of The Magic Flute in Karlsruhe with wonderful singers, in German with German and English subtitles. Performances on 29.10., 04. and 13.11., 3. and 17.12. and 15.01. -> Tickets
I call the next few weeks my "Farewell Festival":
5 concerts with my Munich Chamber Orchestra, describing the full range of this wonderful orchestra!
A portrait concert by Sofia Gubaidulina, performances at the Dresden Music Festival (soloist: Mischa Maisky) as well as the Herrenchiemsee Festival (Weinberg & Beethoven),
an subscription programme with works by Fabio Nieder (soloist: Sarah Maria Sun), Robert Schumann (soloist: Kian Soltani) and Beethoven.
As well as a co-production in the new Isarphilharmonie Munich with the Jazzrausch Bigband!
... wonderfully much Beethoven!
I am looking forward to my "MKO Festival" in the months of May-July as the conclusion of my time as chief conductor of this wonderful orchestra.
Works from Beethoven to Gubaidulina with concerts at the Dresden Music Festival, Herrenchiemsee Festival and the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
A lovely surprise: nomination for the Katzer / Goldmann CD for the German Record Critics' Award in the category "Contemporary Music".
Busy spring time: wonderful reunions with the BBC Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (here's a lovely review from Edinburgh) as well as exciting debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Malmö SymfoniOrkester and Weimar Staatskapelle!
Unfortunately, we had to cancel some concerts at the Munich Chamber Orchestra in February. But they will all be made up - in July 2022 or then in the season 2022/2023. Please have a look at the dates on my homepage or at www.m-k-o.eu.
All the more, I am looking forward to my debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the second part of the CD recordings with works by Marton Illés.
Luca Francesconi's "Duende" - an incredibly colourful and effective violin concerto (Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto (soloist: Ilya Gringolts)
Anna Thorvalsdottir "Aeriatily" - dazzling, meditative, powerful. (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
Anton Eberl Overture "Queen of the Black Isles" - a rediscovery, not played for over 200 years (MKO)
A personal highlight was certainly the rehearsal week and performance of Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. What an incredible work!
These were turbulent times. Many cancellations, many worries have accompanied us artists in the last few years. I am all the more grateful for the many positive experiences AFTER the lockdown. Here is a selection of the outstanding orchestras that I - having just met - will soon be able to see again: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, Stavanger Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Turku Symphony Orchestra.
See you soon!
I am looking forward to the CD production with Patricia Kopatchinskaja together with the MKO: We are recording Marton Illé's violin concerto "Vont-tér" this December in Munich!
The recording with works by Friedrich Goldmann and Georg Katzer with the label NEOS has been released.
I am very proud of "my" Münchener Kammerorchester and my thanks go not only to all the participants and guest musicians, but also to the sound engineer Dagmar Birwe and all the staff of the MKO for their support in this project.
Debut with the BBC Symphony - available on BBC until 20 November.
My debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be available to listen to for a while.
Works by Anna Thorvalsdottir, W.A.Mozart and R.Strauss
Finally, it's starting again!
I am looking forward to an exciting season with debuts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, Konzerthausorchester Berlin as well as orchestras I enjoy working with regularly: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
You can experience the broadcast of the last subscription with Francesco Piemontesi as well as the world premiere of Justė Janulytė's work "Apnoe" and Mozart's Prague Symphony on July 28 at 6:05 pm on BR Klassik.
New times need new formats:
On July 15, there will be a hybrid concert (online and live) with the MKO about "Einsamkeit in der Großstadt" or "Living among strangers is my home" with works by Haydn, Eisler, Romitelli and Dessner.
The guest will be Niklas Maak, author and architectural reviewer for the FAZ.
We are recording works by Thomas Larcher for the ECM label in June: Welcome Alisa Weilerstein and Sarah Aristidou in Munich!
A Guest with Friends:
We, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and I, are guests again at the Mozartfest Würzburg: on 16 June in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz! I am looking forward to Mozart's "Prague Symphony", the "Jeunehomme" concert with Rafał Blechacz and a new work by Justė Janulytė!
Live music is finally back!
Exciting projects in Munich can take place in front of an audience: The 8th subscription concert with works by Mozart and a world premiere by Justė Janulytė (soloist Rafał Blechacz) as well as the portrait concert by M.Weinberg (soloist Nicolas Altstaedt)!
Making music again finally!
Now the time has come: we are recording Britten's Lachrymae for BR with Nils Mönkemeyer. In addition, we will perform the world premiere of a new version of Hans Abrahamsen`s "Ten Preludes" as well as the German premiere of Thomas Adès' "Shanty - over the sea" - both commissioned by the MKO!
The subsequent recording is a matter of the greatest passion - after all, I have lived in Dresden and Weimar for a long time. We wanted to rediscover the music of the former GDR and in the process I discovered two exciting composers: Friedrich Goldmann and Georg Katzer! We are recording 2 works by each of them!
An exciting month is coming up:
The CD-project with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and Oliver Triendl is heading into the final phase. We are recording wonderful music by Wilhelm Berger (1st Symphony and the Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra). With my Münchener Kammerorchester, a BR radio production and a CD-recording with the label NEOS are still scheduled for March.
More details soon!
The musical socialisation in the former GDR was a special one, as was the music created there: my favourites are Friedrich Goldmann and
Georg Katzer. We will soon be paying attention to these composers with the Munich Chamber Orchestra!
The project of recording music by Wilhelm Berger and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen continues: in March I will record the concert piece for piano and orchestra together with Oliver Triendl.
The 1st Symphony was surprisingly good music! I'll keep you posted.
Finally there are concerts again, even if only online for the time being:
I am looking forward to Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Svenska Kammarorkestern and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
But I don't give up the hope that we will soon be able to play live for you again!
Today I would normally travel to conduct concerts in Tasmania and New Zealand. I look forward to catching up on these great concerts with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra next year.
The 1st concert of the season I conduct next door: In the wonderful Himmelfahrtskirche in
Munich-Sendling we have created a concert series (PROLOG) with amazing guests.
60 minutes, 2 concerts in the evening, from baroque to modern:
Let's start into the new season!
Under different conditions, we at the Münchener Kammerorchester try to realize as much of our plans as possible. See for yourself ->
In the 1st subscription at the Prinzregententheater (15.10.) we play the world premiere of the new violin concerto by Beat Furrer together with Ilya Gringolts!
We were creative!
We react to concert cancellations with a small, newly conceived autumn festival in Munich-Sendling, my home town.
Together with me, Omer Meir Welber, Nicolas Altstaedt, Enrico Onofri and many others created the "Prologue I-VI" for the neighbour's season.
Tickets at www.m-k-o.eu
Finally, music again! But we, the MKO, wanted more: to send a signal.
Marco Blaauw Georg Friedrich Haas' "I Can't Breathe" was first played on the lonely stage - accompanied by works on distance and (dis)harmony (Gorecki), obvious idyll (Copland's "A Quiet City") and Xenakis abstract rage piece "Voile".
At the end some music of comfort and a summery finale in the garden of Villa Stuck (see Abendzeitung).
Now it' s summer break!
Today rehearsals in London for "Mitridate Re in Ponte" for the festival in Garsington had begun. Listen to it - this work is a stroke of genius by the 14-year-old Mozart! And take a look at this incredible place: www.garsingtonopera.org
Unfortunately we had to cancel the charity concert for the "Münchener Aids-Hilfe" on May 7th. Nevertheless we ask for your donation for this wonderful and important institution in the heart of Munich. You can find the bank details and further information on that charity project at www.m-k-o.eu.
The Münchener Kammerorchester plays a very special serenade from the "home office": Link
Due to the Corona pandemic unfortunately all concerts are cancelled until end of May. We will keep you informed when Clemens Schuldt will perform again.
New and old friends:
Looking forward to the concerts with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra in January and BBC Philharmonic in March and April!
A Merry Christmas to all music lovers and all the best for the New Year
In keeping with the MKO's "Warmth Season", Clemens Schuldt was a guest speaker at a panel discussion on "sustainability" at the Villa Stuck in Munich in cooperation with "Vogue".
The series of discussions with the Süddeutsche Zeitung before 4 subscription concerts on socio-political topics is very popular.
Next date: 23.4 on the topic "Culture & Climate".
A wonderful tour with the Münchener Kammerorchester came to an end: first two concerts in the Vienna Konzerthaus, two Schubert symphonies and both Mendelssohn piano concertos together with Jan Lisiecki. Then the opening concert of the Kasseler Musiktage with Sebastian Manz and a new work written for the MKO by Johannes Maria Staud
Together with violinist Augustin Hadelich, Clemens Schuldt made his London debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Beethoven 7: Standing ovations!
Clemens Schuldt makes his debut at the Venice Biennale this week, conducting a concert performance of George Benjamin’s critically acclaimed opera ‘Written on Skin’. Conducting the RAI‘s Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale, the concert will open the 63rd edition of the festival, and features a cast including Christopher Purves, Georgia Jarman, James Hall, Victoria Simmonds and Robert Murray.
The performance will also honour George Benjamin, who will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Music 2019. Clemens Schuldt conducted George Benjamin’s ‘Into the Little Hill’ with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in January 2018, and their relationship has subsequently thrived resulting in their collaboration once more for this special performance in Venice.
„Musik, schöner als die Stille“ - das letzte Konzert der Saison mit dem MKO bei den Festspielen auf Schloss Herrenchiemsee: „Clemens Schuldt lotste seine Musiker mit Schwung, Verve und sensibel sicherer Hand durch die bei aller Unterhaltsamkeit anspruchsvollen Werke…“
Besser kann man kaum unser generelles Motto formulieren:
„...Rameau gegen Dutilleux und Wagner kontra Haydn! Aber wie bei einer gut kuratierten Bilderausstellung ermöglichte die Konfrontation heterogener Stile überraschende Einsichten, scheinbar Vertrautes erschien in neuem Licht.“ ...mehr
Auch in der nächsten Spielzeit wird es wieder kontrastreich, versprochen! Ich freue mich auf Sie!
The last subscription concert of the 2018/19 season with my Munich orchestra was pure joy.
Thanks to all the musicians, soloists and the audience for a fascinating and varied season!
"The conductor and orchestra dedicated themselves to Schumann with a fresh impulse. Despite passionate access, Schuldt paid attention to transparency and let the musicians exploit the richness of contrast in the finale. Jubilation". (Münchner Merkur, Gabriele Luster)
Clemens Schuldt makes his debut with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra this week, for the orchestra’s Easter concert. Together with soloists Silja Aalto, Lili Paasikivi, Markus Nykänen and Maati Turunen, and Dominante Choir, Finland’s most well-known mixed voice choir, he will be performing the Requiems of Fauré and Mozart in Lahti’s Church of the Cross.
This week, Clemens Schuldt conducts the Münchener Kammerorchester in their annual Aids charity concert at the Prinzregententheater. Founded in 2007 by the orchestra’s former Principal Conductor Alexander Liebreich, this will be the 13th concert in the series and has become firmly established as one of Munich’s main charity events with proceeds going to the Münchner Aids-Hilfe, a local voluntary service committed to supporting Aids victims in Munich under the patronage of Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter.
Soloists for the evening are Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Kian Soltani (cello) and the piano duo Lucas & Arthur Jussen, and the concert will be broadcast by BR-Klassik.
Further information can be viewed here.
Clemens Schuldt makes his much anticipated USA debut this week with the North Carolina Symphony, giving three performances in Chapel Hill (28 February) and Raleigh (1 & 2 March). On the programme will be Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, followed by Korngold’s Violin Concerto with soloist Jinjoo Cho. Concluding the programme will be Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.
Further information can be viewed here: https://www.ncsymphony.org/events/139/brahms-symphony-no-2/
The first concert of Munich Chamber Orchestra's subscription series in season 2018/19 with Clemens Schuldt starts with Isabelle Faust as soloist, playing Schumann's Violin Concerto.
Many more highlights will follow, "Cosí fan tutte" in cooperation with the Theaterakademie Munich, tours to Moscow with Igor Levit and further prestigious soloists like Francois Leleux, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Kian Soltani, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Dorothea Röschmann. Please check the MKO website for further information about the concept with is titled "Mainly Cheerful".
Clemens Schuldt is starting the new season with a debut conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, which he is very fond of. They will perform works by Nystroem, Poulenc, Ravel and Haydn. Further exciting concerts will follow at the Philharmonia Orchestra (end of October) and with the WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne in December 2018.
Please check the dates for more details.
Happy New Year! At the beginning of January, Clemens Schuldt is on tour with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in Cartagena (Columbia), at the biggest classical music festival of South America. He is conducting 7 concerts with 6 different programs with pianists like Rudolf Buchbinder, Nelson Freire, Aaron Pilsan and Martin Stadtfeld. More details you can read HERE.
Clemens Schuldt and the Munich Chamber Orchestra will première the new work by Jörg Widmann "Kinderreime und Nonsensverse" at the Prinzregententheater in Munich on October 19th, together with the ensemble amarcord.
The commissioned work is combining texts and rimes of Joachim Ringelnatz, Clemens Brentano, Heinrich Heine and Erich Kästner. BR Klassik Radio will broadcast the concert on the 9th of November at 8 pm.
Clemens Schuldt will give his conducting debut in the season 2017/18 at the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Toulouse, Euskadi Orchestra San Sebastián and at the RTE National Orchestra Dublin. Further details about programs and soloist you can find under Dates.
In the finish of the season 2016/17, Clemens Schuldt and the Munich Chamber Orchestra will perform at two Bavarian Festivals, the Musikfest Kreuth and the Herrenchiemsee Festspiele.
Clemens is looking forward to the upcoming season with the title "Wandering" - please click here to read more in the season brochure.
"Violin Summit" - Clemens Schuldt conducted the Munich Chamber Orchestra on the 2nd of July, a memorable event, where former students of the legendary Professor Ana Chumachenco came together to perform a concert in Wiesbaden.
The soloists were Lisa Batiashvili, Arabella Steinbacher, Veronika Eberle and a few more.
This was a big honor for Clemens who used to be a violinist himself and a successful debut at the Rheingau Musikfestival!
Clemens Schuldt will give his debut on the 27th of May in Hobart (Australia) at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducting works by Mendelssohn, Gordon Kerry, Wagner and Schumann.
After that he will lead the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the first time, with Jean-Guihen Queras as soloist and works by Haydn, Ligeti and the Asian premiere of Thomas Larchers "Ouroboros" for Cello and Chamber Orchestra.
The new saison brochure of the Munich Chamber Orchestra for 2017/18 is now out, with the motto "Wandering" - you can download the full version HERE.
Clemens Schuldt conducts the 7th subscription concert of the season in Munich with works by Copland, Reich and Schönberg (11th of May).
Then in July more concerts will follow with a composer`s portrait of Hans Abrahamsen (on July 1 at the Pinakothek der Moderne) and performances at several festivals like Rheingau Music Festival, Musikfest Kreuth and Festspiele Herrenchiemsee.
More details about the exciting concert programs, soloists and ticket information you can find on the website of the Munich Chamber Orchestra!
One of Clemens Schuldt's favorite composers is Robert Schumann - so it is particularly nice that he can celebrate his personal "Schumann-Year" in 2017. He will perform Schumann symphonies with various orchestras in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Australia and Japan. The next concert is with Schumann's 1st Symphony on February 26 in Hiroshima.
Please click HERE to watch a little trailer from Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Nederlands Filharmonisch Orkest and excerpts from Schumann's 3rd Symphony and the Overture "The Hebrides" from Mendelssohn.
On occasion of Clemens Schuldt's very successful debut concert as new Chief Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra a video trailer has been made to present insights of the rehearsals and quotes of orchestra members: LINK
Clemens Schuldt conducts in November/December three orchestras for the first time: the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Spanish National Orchestra Madrid and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, before he returns to the State Theatre Mainz for the production of Gluck's "Armide" (premiere will be on January 14, 2017).
With the first concert in Munich in his position as principal conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Clemens Schuldt has conquered the audience as well as the critics. Please read some quotes under Press (in German).You can listen the concert on the 20th of October on BR-Klassik.
Clemens Schuldt conducts the first subscription concert of the Munich Chamber Orchestra in the Prince Regent Theatre on October 13.
On the programme is J.S. Bach's 4th Orchestral Suite, the premiere of a new work by Italian composer Clara Iannotta, and Beethoven's Third Symphony, the 'Eroica'. An exciting combination, guaranteed to get his new role as principal conductor off to a flying start!
HERE you can see some photos of the rehearsals.
Clemens Schuldt is conducting the premiere of "Norma" at the Staatstheater Mainz on September 24 at 7.30 pm, where he is for the second season "Conductor in Residence".
Clemens Schuldt starts the new 16/17 season in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, conducting the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann.
He will then return to the Mainz Staatstheater for the premiere of Bellini's opera 'Norma', and guest in Oslo with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra.
Find all the details in his SCHEDULE.