Clemens Schuldt, winner of the renowned Donatella Flick Conducting Competition London in 2010, is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Germany. He was the Assis-tant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for one year, working with distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev and Sir Simon Rattle as well as having his own conducting opportunities.
He is appearing with such orchestras as Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Rund-funkorchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bamberger Symphoniker, Netherlands Philharmonic, Het Gelders Orkest, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Wiener Kammeror-chester, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Radio Television Espanola in Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León Valladolid, Helsingborg Symphony and further abroad the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Soloists he regularly works with include Kit Armstrong, Ingrid Flitter, Daniil Trifonov, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Nemanja Radulovic, Xavier de Maistre, Miklós Perényi and Nils Mönkemeyer.
In 2014/15 Schuldt makes his debuts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Or-chestra London on tour to Spain with Daniil Trifonov as well as HRT Radiotelevision Orchestra Zagreb together with world renowned trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. Schuldt will further work with Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento conducting the world premiere of a new work by Stefan Hanke in a concert together with Mahler’s 4th symphony. He will lead a concert recording in celebration of the Danish composer Axel Borup-Jørgensen with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra who he returns to for their main season also. Schuldt will further conduct the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Hofer Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, Essener Philharmoniker, Philhar-monisches Orchester Erfurt as well as Real Filharmonia de Galicia.
Opera is becoming a more central part of Schuldt’s music making. Sir Colin Davis took him to the Aix-en-Provence Festival to assist him on Mozart La Clemenza di Tito, a David McVicar production. He conducted performances of Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann at the Theatre Osna-brück and of Dvorak Rusalka at the Theater Gelsenkirchen in the last seasons.
Clemens Schuldt also enjoys working with youth orchestras and young audiences. Taking part in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery concerts he also led three Ignition projects with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, went on a school concerts tour with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, lead performances with the Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken as well as Austrian Youth Orchestra. This season Schuldt will conduct Holst The Planets for a project at the Phil-harmonie Essen.
In 2010 he became a scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrats who list him on their prestigious “Maestros von Morgen“ publication. Born in Bremen, Clemens Schuldt studied violin at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, performing in the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne under Markus Stenz and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi. Subsequently he took up his conducting studies with Rüdiger Bohn in Düsseldorf, Mark Stringer in Vienna and Nicolás Pasquet in Weimar.
“Clemens Schuldt […] then delivered Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod with such delicately layered textures, such perfectly judged suspensions, and such nobility of expression that his win seemed a forgone conclu-sion.” The Independent