Distinguished, lively, versatile – three characteristics that describe Simon Gaudenz’s musical interpretations.
Since 2018, he has been General Music Director of the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, where he also inspires audiences with high-energy concerts, innovative ideas and unusual programme concepts.
As an internationally sought-after conductor, Simon Gaudenz is a guest on the podium of numerous important orchestras in Germany, Scandinavia, France and Switzerland.
He is a welcome guest at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Berliner Festwochen and the Schwetzinger Festspiele.
He works closely and intensively with outstanding interpreters such as Anne-Sofi e von Otter, Veronika Eberle, Renaud Capuçon, Arabella Steinbacher, Michael Barenboim, Benjamin Appl, Lilya Zilberstein, Lise de la Salle, Julian Steckel and Maximilian Hornung.
After his fi rst position as Principal Conductor of the Collegium Musicum Basel, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in 2010.
In 2012 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Hamburg Camerata, with whom he regularly performs at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and continues to be associated as a guest conductor.
From his discography, the complete recording of Robert Schumann’s symphonies with the Odense Symphony Orchestra stands out, as does the Opus Klassik 2020 award-winning recording of symphonies by Haydn contemporary François-Joseph Gossec with the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss.
Simon Gaudenz recorded Louis Spohr’s complete works for clarinet and orchestra with clarinettist Christoffer Sundqvist and the NDR Radiophilharmonie.
He also makes regular recordings with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, championing rarely performed repertoire – including works by Hugo Wolf, Carl Loewe and Karl Weigl.