The main function of the conductor is “correlating the manifold”. With the orchestra he has to realize conjointly the specific, individual character of each piece of music and to provide the conditions for achieving the living experience of unity of expression and form. Every detail is a manifestation of conscious correlation essentially serving the emergence of a coherent entity.


Christoph Schlüren is a conductor, musical mentor & chamber music coach, music researcher & writer, program consultant & artistic director from Germany. From 1981 to 1996 he studied musical phenomenology with the late Sergiu Celibidache in Munich and abroad and “learnt everything from him”. At the same time he studied musicology, philosophy and history of natural sciences in Munich and finished his academic studies with M.A. in musicology (thesis on Arvo Pärt ). In 2010 he founded the chamber orchestra Symphonia Momentum and started conducting orchestras of international reputation such as St. Michel Strings (Mikkeli) or Deutsche Kammerakademie (Neuss) guided by his programming motto “Uniting the Well-Known with the Unknown”. He led world premières of works by Peter Michael Hamel and Anders Eliasson. Beyond conducting he works intensely with internationally acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians, and provides young musicians with basic musical knowledge according to insights of musical phenomenology. His research work ranges from general phenomenological topics to the exploration of substantial music by unknown and neglected composers.

Photo: Maximilian Rossner
Photo: Maximilian Rossner