As the winner of the prestigious Donatella Flick Conducting Competition the aspiring young conductor Clemens Schuldt (born 1982) will be Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for one year, and during this time will work with renowned conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding and Bernard Haitink, in addition to having conducting opportunities of his own in activities of the LSO Discovery education and community programme.
For 2011–2012 concerts are planned with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra (Vietnam), the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig, the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Bremen and the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe in addition to four concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra.
As a scholarship-holder of the German Dirigentenforum (Conductors’ Forum) he has already worked with the Staatsorchester Rheinische-Philharmonie Koblenz, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Gцttinger Symphoniker as well as with distinguished conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Sian Edwards and Marc Albrecht. He assisted Hermann Bäumer at the opera house in Osnabrück on a production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann which he will conduct in 2011 and Rüdiger Bohn at the Warsaw Autumn Contemporary Music Festival.
He regularly conducts the Schumann Camerata in Düsseldorf and the orchestra of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. After receiving his diploma in violin, he studied conducting in Düsseldorf (under Rüdiger Bohn), Vienna (under Mark Stringer) and Weimar (under Nicolas Pasquet). As a violinist he has performed with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln under Markus Stenz and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi.
Clemens Schuldt won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London in 2010.