Equally active as a conductor, chamber player, song accompanist and festival director, Jan Schultsz has pursued diverse musical disciplines since the beginning of his career. He studied the piano and horn at the conservatory of his native Amsterdam and at the music academies of Basle and Lausanne. He initially played horn in various orchestras and appeared as a solo and chamber pianist and accompanying singers. At the beginning of the 1990s he had further training as a conductor from Manfred Honeck and Ralf Weikert. Since then he has divided his time between conducting, performing as a pianist and teaching.

From 1999 to 2009 Schultsz directed the Neuchâtel Chamber Orchestra, with which he recorded a series of world-premiere CD recordings of works by Swiss composers (Eric Gaudibert, Jost Meier and Peter Mieg). He has conducted a host of ensembles in Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, among them Zurich’s Tonhalle and Chamber orchestras, the Winterthur Music Collegium, the Basle Symphony and…

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Successful song recital at the Engadin Festival

Jan Schultsz gave a very successful song recital with Daniel Behle (tenor) at the Engadin Festival which is also directed by him. Marina Fuchs of the newspaper "südostschweiz" wrote: "Jan Schultsz' music was never only an accompaniment but an event for itself. It told the story independently and credibly without being pompous and was perfectly coordinated with Behle's singing."

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