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Clemens Flick

Clemens Flick was born in Karlsruhe. The conductor, harpsichordist and pianist began his education in music as a junior student (Jungstudent) in the piano class of Prof. Fany Solter and Prof. Miguel Proença at Musikhochschule Karlsruhe and subsequently studied orchestral conducting with Prof. Hans-Dieter Baum at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and early music theory at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. As a répétiteur with a conducting engagement, Clemens Flick conducted numerous opera productions at Theater Freiburg, including »Mitridate«, »Lucio Silla«, »Idomeneo« (Mozart), »Peer Gynt« (Grieg), »Stormen« (Sibelius) und »Il barbiere di Siviglia« (Rossini). His productions of Purcell's »King Arthur« (directed by Robert Schuster) and »Il Gran Teatro del Mundo« (music by Carles Santos, Director: Calixto Bieito) received great recognition. As a specialist in historically informed performance practice, he has conducted opera productions and concerts. They were at Operahøgskolen Oslo (»L’Ormindo« by Cavalli; »L’incoronazione di Poppea« by Monteverdi), Internationale Händel-Akademie Karlsruhe (»Theodora« and »Semele«), Theater Heidelberg during the festival »Winter in Schwetzingen« (»Was frag ich nach der Welt!«) and at Wuppertaler Bühnen (»La liberazione di Ruggiero« by Francesca Caccini as well as »Giulio Cesare« by Händel). He was a visiting professor from 2012 until 2015 at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. There, he was responsible for coordinating and directing opera and musical theatre projects. Since 2015, he has regularly worked with René Jacobs as musical assistant. Other productions have taken him to Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien and Opéra National de Paris. Together with René Jacobs, he created an edition of the Prague version of Mozart's »La Finta giardiniera«, which was published by Boosey & Hawkes. As a virtuoso harpsichordist, Clemens Flick is also a welcome guest with Ensemble Resonanz, La Folia Barockorchester, lautten compagney BERLIN, B'Rock Orchestra and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. His CD recordings include C.P.E. Bach's Concertos for Violoncello with Jean Guihen Queyras (Ensemble Resonanz/Riccardo Minasi/harmonia mundi), »Cantata« with Bejun Mehta and Handel's Concerti grossi op. 3 (Akamus/Pentatone). This autumn, Audite will release the premiere recording of David Pohle's »Liebesgesänge« after texts by Paul Fleming with his ensemble e.g.baroque, with whom he was already a guest in Schwetzingen in winter 2021/22. Also in autumn, Clemens Flick will make his debut at Theater an der Wien with a new version of Francesca Caccini's »La liberazione di Ruggiero«.

In the 2022/23 season, he will take over as Musical Directior of the newly staged production of »Ulysses« from Reinhard Keiser and thus once again, appear as a conductor as part of Winter in Schwetzingen.