Austria’s Graz Opera Principal Conductor to Step Down

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Roland Kluttig has been the principal conductor of Graz Opera and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra because the 2020-21 season and succeeded conductor Oksana Lyniv within the function

Following three seasons with Graz Opera, Kluttig will enterprise into freelance conducting. “[This] step is aware and I’m interested by what’s coming,” he instructed Archyde information in an interview. “I’ve dared to take the leap to develop into a contract conductor earlier than and have realized that new views are all the time opening up.”

“I’d very a lot want that the Graz Philharmonic would have a a lot greater standing within the metropolis and within the nation,” he continued. “[However, with] the criticism on the one hand and the keenness concerning the musical successes then again; that lastly tore me aside after which the choice was made to depart. Such a step is in fact advanced, and different issues additionally play a job.”

Whereas Kluttig makes future plans, he’s devoted to his remaining season with Graz Opera. His calendar after 2023 “is already fairly full,” he mentioned. “I’ve invites from German, Austrian and Scandinavian orchestras, and perhaps there will probably be a reunion in Graz quickly,” he added.

Beginning his profession because the musical director of the Ensemble KNM Berlin in 1992, he rapidly drew consideration throughout Europe, conducting the Klangforum Wien, London Sinfonietta, Asko|Schönberg Amsterdam, and the Collegium Novum Zürich. His mentors have included Peter Eötvös and John Eliot Gardiner.

Kluttig beforehand served as kapellmeister and assistant conductor at Staatsoper Stuttgart between 2000 and 2004. From 2010 to 2020, he was basic music director on the Landestheater Coburg.

He has performed orchestras such because the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia, Seoul Philharmonic, amongst many others.

Kluttig studied on the Dresden Faculty of Music and has been supported by the Conductors’ Discussion board of the German Music Council, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and the Herbert von Karajan Basis.