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• Johannes X. Schachtner is a composer, conductor, pianist and arranger (e.g. Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Puccini) with an extraordinarily large repertoire
• Tradition and a retrospective view of music history are important driving forces in his work
• Focus on chamber music with occasionally unusual instrumental combinations such as hammered dulcimer or zither
• In his Brahms parergon he also reflects on historical performance situations
• Involved in youth music education
• He has conducted the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich “taschenphilharmonie”, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and the Munich Symphony Orchestra
• Music theatre productions for the Vorarlberger Landestheater and the Munich Biennale
• Founded the “Kindersinfoniker” (together with violinist Julia Fischer) and the ensemble concetto:x

Works by Johannes X. Schachtner include:
Bartleby Narration for reciter, female choir and brass quintet (2018)
Pax - Poème théâtral for orchestra (2014)
History Cantata No.2 for soloists, choir, violoncello and bells

Works by Johannes X. Schachtner are published by Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski.

Looking Ahead: Portrait concert with composer talk at the Karl Amadeus Hartmann Society in Munich (19 June); Hänschens Traumreise for clarinet, violin and piano in Hanover (8. June); Sei Canti piccoli by Giacomo Puccini for voice and small orchestra (J. X. Schachtner) by the National Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Prague under J. X. Schachtner, Michael Schade (ten) at the Festival Europäische Wochen Passau e.V. (3 Aug); new works Vorfrühling for baritone, choir and piano four hands as well as Musikalische Haus- und Lebensregeln for voice and piano quintet in a six-part performance series from Jan. 2024 by Salome Kammer (voice) and members of the Kindersinfoniker under Johannes X. Schachtner

"...an example of a 'thoroughbred musician' with enormous versatility, appealing to the younger generation." — Ludwig Spaenle

Please also visit Johannes X. Schachtner’s website at www.johannesxschachtner.com

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