Clemens Schuldt


Appears on: Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn

With this concert, Clemens Schuldt makes his debut with the Oregon Symphony.

Clemens Schuldt is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Germany today and is the principal conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 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 programs.

The 2019/20 season sees Schuldt give his debut in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall with Augustin Hadelich, Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin with Christian Tetzlaff, Bremer Philharmonic with Frank Peter Zimmermann, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra with Kian Soltani, and the Tonkünstler Orchestra. Across the continents he gives his debuts with the Oregon Symphony, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Much anticipated opera highlights include his debut at Venice Biennale conducting George Benjamin’s opera Written on Skin in September 2019, as well as his debut at Garsington Opera conducting Mozart’s early opera Mitridate in Spring 2020. Last season, Schuldt conducted a new production of Così fan tutte with the Munich Chamber Orchestra to great critical acclaim.

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 in the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen, before taking up his conducting studies in Dusseldorf, Vienna, and Weimar.