Christian Schulz

Cello

Christian Schulz, Artistic Director of the Mozart Collegium Vienna and Music Director of the concert series Schwingungen in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein, originates from a well-known Viennese family of musicians.

Christian Schulz started his career as a cellist and performed as a chamber musician and soloist.  Together with musicians from the Vienna Symphony he found the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna and leads this orchestra as their Chief Conductor. He was Music Assistant of F. Welser Möst, Vladimir Fedosejev and Yakov Kreizberg. The list of orchestras directed by him has meanwhile grown considerably, ranging from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkuenstler Orchestra NÖ, the George Enescu Philharmonic Bucarest, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra Halle, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra up to chamber orchestras like the Austro-Hungarien Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Konzert Verein Wien.

Since 2001 he has been invited every year to conduct conducte concerts as well as opera productions at the Bregenz Festival.

Highlight of opera engagements were the Magic Flute Premiere at the Vienna Volksoper 2007/2008, Don Carlos at the Arad New Opera Productions and the Little Vixen, Protagonist and Royal Palace in 2003, 2004 and 2008 at the Bregenz Festival.

He was Principal Conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Arad and since 2005 he is Chief Conductor of the Mozart Collegium Vienna.

CD productions by Maestro Schulz have won prizes in Canada, USA and Europe.

2006 he started to work as Music Director of the concert series Schwingungen in the Golden Hall of the famous Wiener Musikverein. Since 2010 he works as the Music and Artistic Director of the OKF Teheran music education program.

Christian also serves as Vice President of the ANTON BRUCKNER society of the Vienna Symphony. Since 2016 Music Director and Chief Conductor of the EntArte Opera Festival in Vienna.

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