[...] the orchestral brilliance of his performance was undeniable.
Clemens Schuldt […] got a grip on the orchestral shape so as to provide a triumphal recapitulation in the first movement, as well as a blissful string tone in the second.
Clemens Schuldt directed the SCO in a truly exceptional Stravinsky Pulcinella – crisp, driven, richly textured, and giving so many of the orchestra’s musicians the chance to shine as soloists.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kit Armstrong, Glasgow
„Schuldt's Beethoven culminated in a deliciously brisk and beautifully articulate finale, but it was the preceding Minuet's clear pre-figuring of the culmination of the First Symphony that seemed to leap out of the performance in his interpretation.“
Kieler Philharmoniker, Anna Vinnitskaya, Kiel
'Clemens Schuldt, as of Autumn new principal conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Prince Regent Theatre, has a palpable penchant for extremely quiet moments and sensitively-woven soundscapes.'
Kymi Sinfonietta, Hyeyoon Park, Helsinki Conductor
„Clemens Schuldt has a knack of getting an orchestra to give its best. There was a fine rapport in Symphony no. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The precise formulation and colourful timbres effectively brought out the work’s characteristics.“
Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniil Trifonov, Barcelona
„Conductor Clemens Schuldt, and pianist Daniil Trifonov join the Philharmonia Orchestra in an exceptional concert. With a full house, the musical results achieved far exceeded all expectations. The orchestra continues to achieve the quality shown in the course of its long history, and the talented pianist and conductor have a maturity which is inversely proportional to their youth.“
„The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Schuldt, and the young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, only twenty- three years old, brought to Barcelona an absolutely overwhelming and acclaimed interpretation of the second concert of Chopin. […] An unforgettable concert.“
'Clemens Schuldt, born in 1982, conducted the orchestra superbly, with great precision and command. [...] Finally, Schuldt returned to the stage with the concentrated force of the symphonic poem 'Illusion and Death' by Maki Ishii (1936–2003), which he conducted with phenomenal resoluteness.'
'The overall sound of this orchestra is conspicuously well-balanced, with warm string sounds and the boundless pleasure of stable intonation in the winds. Clemens Schuldt holds the reins firmly in his hands, drawing out the dynamic and rhythmic accents with élan. This young man may have a modest demeanour, but he's shrewd, and already hailed as a star within the profession. From his superior shaping of Dvorak's Eighth Symphony, it was clear why. Free from the slightest affectation, he let the music flow, whilst guiding the orchestra with intense concentration and the utmost attention to detail. It was a magnificent feast for the ears, leaving us hungry for more.'
'In Joseph Haydn's "Le Soir" symphony and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto KV459, Clemens Schuldt cut a fine figure. [... He] approached both works with directness and dash, spurring the orchestra on to play with immense panache.'