Clemens Schuldt is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Germany today, and is the Principal Conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester. Clemens Schuldt is widely praised for his innovative interpretations of classical and romantic Germanic repertoire, often using his creativity to include lesser-known and contemporary repertoire in his programmes. Highlights of this season with the Münchener Kammerorchester include a recording of Márton Illés’ Violin Concerto with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, a collaboration with Jazzrausch Bigband, and appearances at Dresdner Musikfestspiele as well as Festspiele Herrenchiemsee. Further soloists he works with include Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Vilde Frang, Ilya Gringolts, Steven Isserlis, Mischa Maisky, Baiba Skride, Kian Soltani, Christian Tetzlaff and Alisa Weilerstein.
The 2021/22 season will see Clemens Schuldt make his debuts with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Staatskapelle Weimar. He will also make his Canadian debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. Further highlights include his returns to Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other European orchestras Schuldt has appeared with include the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR and SWR Radio Symphony Orchestras as well as ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Bamberger Symphoniker, Bremer Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. Across the continents he has worked with North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Xian Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights in the opera pit include Clemens Schuldt’s debut at Venice Biennale conducting George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin” with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, which received raving reviews. He furthermore conducted a highly-praised production of “Così fan tutte” with the Münchener Kammerorchester in collaboration with the Theaterakademie August Everding. 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”, Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and conducted performances of Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman”. Prior to this he led performances at the theatres of Innsbruck, Gelsenkirchen and Osnabrück.
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 Düsseldorf, Vienna and Weimar.