David Schlager | Conductor

“David Schlager from Austria stands straight in front of the musicians. At first glance he reminds a little of Kurt Masur. Comparingly little gestures. If you talk to him, you feel how much he burns for his passion.” (Leipziger Volkszeitung)

 This year, 2021, the young conductor David Schlager received international attention through engagements at Gewandhaus Leipzig and Teatro Niccolini in Florence.

Born in Leoben, he studied conducting and accompaniment at the University of Art in Graz with Martin Sieghart, Marc Piollet and Günter Fruhmann. In 2020 he was awarded the honorary prize by the university. Soon, David Schlager conducted various orchestras: Josef Haydn Orchestra, Junge Philharmonie Vienna, Europe United Orchestra, Savaria, Györ and Pazardjik (BG) Symphony Orchestra and others.

At the age of twenty-one he began to make music with musicians from his homeland. This is, how performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mendelssohn’s Elias came about. Haydn’s Seven Last Words are planned. From these activities the Styrian Chamber Philharmonic, whose founder and artistic director is David Schlager, emerged this year.

Although only in his late twenties, David Schlager can look back on a whole series of successful music theatre productions: L’elisir d’amore, Im Weißen Rössl and Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, all in Graz; Csardasfürstin and The Merry Widow in Leoben. David Schlager’s main places of residence are in Mautern/Styria and in Graz, where he lives in a relationship with a Russian pianist and their son.

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