Credit:Trond Husebø
Credit:Trond Husebø

Christian Kluxen made his debut with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in April 2016, and returned in October 2016, when he was swiftly announced as the orchestra’s new Music Director. Christian will take up the post in the 2017/18, an exciting development in a fast-rising career for this young Dane. Assistant Conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra until 2013, Christian then held the position of Dudamel Fellow at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2014/15.

 

He comments:

“Having now visited Victoria twice, I’ve experienced the total and immense dedication of every single musician of the Victoria Symphony. This is not something to take for granted. The openness, the hunger for musicmaking and the enthusiasm for new ideas, is something very special. It makes me trust, that it is forever possible for classical music and modern orchestras to reach out and engage both existing and future audiences. No matter in which direction the world develops, music remains the strongest form of communication, and we, the Victoria Symphony, will continue to inspire people to listen. This is why I am so excited about the birth of this new musical partnership. Happy birthday to me, the Victoria Symphony and to all our audiences!”

 

Meanwhile, the current season brings important debuts for Christian including the Royal Philharmonic and Turku Philharmonic orchestras, and a Berlin performance debut with The Magic Flute at Komische Oper. Kluxen also makes his Norwegian debut, conducting Ariadne auf Naxos with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic.