Christian Kluxen

Christian Kluxen

Music Director: Victoria Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra

Representation: General Management

Photo: Marthe Mølstre, Arctic Philharmonic


Christian Kluxen is Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada and, since January 2019, Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway. Born in Denmark, Kluxen is an engaging and intelligent artist with great musical integrity. He has conducted orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and Tasmanian Philharmonic, whilst in the operatic field he has worked with Danish National Opera, Komische Oper Berlin and Arctic Opera.


Full Biography

Christian Kluxen is Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada and Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway. Born in Copenhagen in 1981 to Danish-German parents, he has a natural affinity towards the Germanic and Scandinavian repertoire, particularly the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Richard Strauss, Nielsen and Sibelius, and he has been lauded for his bold, imaginative and energetic interpretations of this repertoire.

During the 14/15 season, Christian held the Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, acting as assistant conductor to Gustavo Dudamel and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Prior to this appointment he was Assistant Conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2010 to 2013.

He has worked with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Royal Northern Sinfonia, RTÉ National Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Norrköping Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Kristiansand Symphony, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Transylvanian State Philharmonic and in Australasia with the Auckland Philharmonia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

In his home country, Christian enjoys close relationships with several orchestras, including the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Odense Symphony, and in May 2019 he stepped in at short notice for concerts with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, replacing Yuri Temirkanov in concerts broadcast live on Danish National Radio.

The current season sees debuts with the Oregon Symphony, Bremer Philharmoniker, Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Norrlandsoperan symphony orchestra, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, and a return engagement with the Turku Philharmonic.

On the operatic stage, Christian has conducted extensive tours of Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly with the Danish National Opera, and has made his Berlin debut conducting Die Zauberflöte at Komische Oper. He led highly successful performances of Die Fledermaus with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Ariadne auf Naxos with Arctic Opera and Philharmonic in 2017. Following celebrated performances of Carmen at Opera Hedeland in summer 2019, he reprises Bizet’s masterpiece in Norway with Arctic Opera and Philharmonic.

Christian’s concerts have been broadcast live in Denmark, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Canada. He has received several prestigious awards and prizes, and in 2016 he was nominated by the International Opera Awards as “Young Conductor of the Year”.

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Kluxen in Canada

September 25th, 2019

Christian Kluxen continues with the Victoria Symphony for a further three seasons

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Kluxen conducts Carmen

August 5th, 2019

Opera Hedeland

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Christian Kluxen with Danish National SO

May 28th, 2019

Kluxen steps in to conduct Mussorgsky and Dvorak

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Kluxen arrives in the Arctic Circle

February 25th, 2019

First concerts as Chief Conductor of Arctic Philharmonic

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Kluxen to Arctic Philharmonic

August 28th, 2018

Christian Kluxen appointed Chief Conductor

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Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

“The piece worked well with Kluxen’s mature interpretation and sense of the work’s deepest meaning.” (On Debussy)

“Kluxen’s use of tempo from work to work was ingenious and genuine, and his grasp of Stravinsky was solid and accurate.” (On Stravinsky)

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Artist Manager

James Brown (Cambridge)

Sophie Tiezel (Cambridge)
01223 706025

Assistant Artist Manager

George Waine (Cambridge)
01223 706417