Jan Schultsz

Jan Schultsz (1965) is one of the leading pianists and conductors of our time and teaching at the conservatory in Basel.
Jan Schultsz was born in 1965 in Amsterdam and received his first piano lessons at the age of 4 and his first horn lessons at the age of 10. He studied both instruments in Amsterdam and Basel.

He is giving concerts with singers and instrumentalists in numerous European countries and in 1996 for the first time in the Carnegie Hall (New York). He is playing as soloist with orchestras in Basel and several chamber orchestras. Additionaly he was leading classes at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. Currently he is teaching piano at the conservatory in Basel.

Jan Schultsz completed his education as an conductor in Basel, Bern and Zürich under Horst Stein, Manfred Honeck, Wilfried Boettcher and Ralf Weikert. Additionaly he participated in numerous conducting courses (amongst others with Jorma Panula) and studied at Conservatory in St. Petersburg (Russia). He is winner of several prices and scholarships.

Jan Schultsz lead many European Orchestras as guest conductor, for example the "Tonhalleorchester Zürich", the "Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg" or the Orchestre de Chambre de Neuchâtel. He has always a lot of success in working with youth and conservatory orchestras. He has been musical director at the "Norske Opera" in Oslo (Sweeden) and conductor at the Hungarian state opera in Budapest.

Jan Schultsz participated in numerous radio and TV productions and recorded several CDs. His recording of Franz Schubert's "Die schöne Müllerin" with Werner Güra (tenor) was honored with the "Diapasson d'or". This CD just as his performance of  "Dichterliebe" and "Liederkreis" by Schumann was recorded on a C. Bechstein grand piano. From his earliest years Schultsz is closely linked with Bechstein.