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.