Roland Kluttig (1968) is one of today’s most accomplished German conductors. Active in both the opera and symphonic worlds, Mr. Kluttig commands a diverse repertoire, ranging from Mozart to Schoenberg and Zappa. He gained considerable acclaim as Associate Conductor for Stuttgart State Opera (2000-04), where the company ranked “Opera of the Year” in Germany four times during 1999 and 2004.
He has conducted at many of Europe’s most renowned halls and festivals, including Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Semperoper (Dresden), Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall, Holland Festival, and Berliner Festwochen. One of Mr. Kluttig’s first professional appointments following college was as Music Director of KNM Berlin (1993-99), which under his direction became one of the finest contemporary music ensembles in Europe.
He has worked closely with conductors Péter Eötvös, John Eliot Gardiner, Sylvain Cambreling, and Lothar Zagrosek. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation and German Music Council. Since 2010, he serves as director of Landestheater Coburg. He is one of the core conductors of Ostrava Days.