Christian Schumann
Conductor

“A shining star of the new German conductor generation” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Contacts

Charlotte Miles +44 (0)20 3725 9121
Chiara Beebe +44 (0)20 3725 9136

Biography

In partnership with Polyarts

A truly modern and multi-faceted conductor, Christian Schumann is rapidly establishing a reputation not only as an opera and symphonic conductor but as a leading international force in the contemporary and film conducting world. 

Schumann came to international attention when he won First Prize at the International Conducting Competition in Budapest and as a scholar of the International Allianz Academy for Conductors for which he made a number of important debuts including  with the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras. Since then he has worked with a number of important orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, MDR Sinfonieorchester, and Münchner Symphoniker. Last season he debuted with the Brussels Philharmonic, Trondheim Symfoniorkester and returned to the Staatskapelle Weimar. This season he returns to the National Radio Orchestra Budapest and further ahead he will make his debut with the Orchestre National de Lille and Essen Philharmonic.

In partnership with Polyarts

A truly modern and multi-faceted conductor, Christian Schumann is rapidly establishing a reputation not only as an opera and symphonic conductor but as a leading international force in the contemporary and film conducting world. 

Schumann came to international attention when he won First Prize at the International Conducting Competition in Budapest and as a scholar of the International Allianz Academy for Conductors for which he made a number of important debuts including  with the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras. Since then he has worked with a number of important orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, MDR Sinfonieorchester, and Münchner Symphoniker. Last season he debuted with the Brussels Philharmonic, Trondheim Symfoniorkester and returned to the Staatskapelle Weimar. This season he returns to the National Radio Orchestra Budapest and further ahead he will make his debut with the Orchestre National de Lille and Essen Philharmonic.

Schumann’s special affinity to film music has led him to conduct major projects often to arena audiences, such as at the Krakow Film Music Festival where he returns in summer 2017. In spring 2017, he will conduct two major film-in-concert productions of Disney’s Jungle Book and Eon’s James Bond-007 on tour across Germany’s major cities including Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. This seasons also sees his debuts at the MANCA Festival to conduct J’accuse by Philippe Schoeller with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and at the 10th edition of the FIMUCITE with the Orquestra Sinfónica de Tenerife.

Christian Schumann has conducted a number of recordings for film and video gaming and autumn 2016 sees the launch of Battlefield 1 the latest in the Battlefield video game series developed by EA Dice, for which Schumann conducted the original score by Johan Soderqvist and Bence Pajor (Audio Director) with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

In opera, Christian Schumann has in recent seasons appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper to conduct performances of Peter EötvösDie Tragödie des Teufels, as well as Lady Sarashina at Teatr Wielki Warsaw, led performances of Eötvös’ Senza Sangue at the Grand Theatre Avignon, as well as Bela Bartók’s Bluebeard´s Castle.

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Contacts

Charlotte Miles +44 (0)20 3725 9121
Chiara Beebe +44 (0)20 3725 9136

Reviews

“Schumann’s reflective interpretation could be heard in in the relaxed expressiveness and musical playing of the orchestra where the balance was all in place and no detail was spared.” (Turun Sanomat, January 2017)

“Christian Schumann who was asked to conduct the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  at short notice did a fine job- particularly at the end of the symphony (Shostakovich Symphony No.1) where the orchestra played seamlessly together like it was guided by "group intelligence”. (Helsingin Sanomat, November 2016)

“The Nice Philharmonic orchestra was led by the fervent direction of Christian Schumann [..]in a very successful marriage between music and cinema ... ” (Le Monde, November 2016)

 

“Schumann’s reflective interpretation could be heard in in the relaxed expressiveness and musical playing of the orchestra where the balance was all in place and no detail was spared.“ (Turun Sanomat, January 2017)

“Christian Schumann who was asked to conduct the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  at short notice did a fine job- particularly at the end of the symphony (Shostakovich Symphony No.1) where the orchestra played seamlessly together like it was guided by "group intelligence”. (Helsingin Sanomat, November 2016)

“The Nice Philharmonic orchestra was led by the fervent direction of Christian Schumann [..]in a very successful marriage between music and cinema ... ” (Le Monde, November 2016)

“Christian Schumann led the soloists of Breslau Opera Orchestra with great precision and skill through the difficult score [Angels in America].” (Opernglas)

 “The music accompaniment by Hamburg Symphony sounded fantastic under the leadership of young conductor Christian Schumann who gave his Bavarian State Opera debut last year.” (Die Welt)