CONDUCTOR

“Conductor Christian Kluxen did full justice to a score crammed with incident and ingenuity […] He skillfully charted the shifting moods, securing the perfect balance.”

New Zealand Herald

 

“Christian Kluxen conducts with exemplary clarity and a rather heavenly warmth. Lovely!”

Berlingske Tidende

 

“North of the Arctic Circle, Danish Conductor Christian Kluxen is building a surprisingly beautiful orchestra sound […] My jaw dropped for ten minutes in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto […] It sounds almost too perfect…”

Politiken

 

“The young Danish maestro has managed to groom his Arctic musicians into a well-oiled opera machine.”

nrk.no

 

“The Danish conductor Christian Kluxen drew out a primordial force, an impressive vertical power of emotion and living sound layers from this music. He embraced the whole sound and inspired the musicians. Focus was always on the grand form. This symphony has a tight texture and the conductor smoothly joined together the different sections, all the way to the intense burst of the finale.”

Norrköpings Tidningar

 

“Christian Kluxen showed impressive ability to shape the music with an eye to the long view, especially with the great spans of the outer movements. He also wasn’t afraid to go to extremes of dynamic levels, barely audible violin tremolos in the second movement but roof-raising climaxes in the finale.”

Seen and Heard International

 

“The maestro drew from the orchestra the most exquisite “Nimrod” this writer has heard live.”

Cowichan Symphony Society

 

“The piece worked well with Kluxen’s mature interpretation and sense of the work’s deepest meaning…”

Åbo Underrättelser

 

“Kluxen’s use of tempo from work to work was ingenious and genuine, and his grasp of Stravinsky was solid and accurate.”

Åbo Underrättelser

 

“The biggest triumph went to Christian Kluxen, who began in a confident tempo and kept a tightly controlled flow in the orchestra […] The career seems promising for this only 34-year old conductor, who has already led dozens of orchestras.”

Dagbladet Information

 

“Christian Kluxen’s phenomenal mastering of the music’s sophisticated, trembling, painful emotion tore apart the hearts of the audience.”

Weekendavisen

 

“The musicians in the orchestra pit played so beautifully, it sent shivers down the spine. The conductor, Christian Kluxen, can of course take a lot of credit for this and it is no exaggeration to say that his achievements will draw great attention in the future.”

Kristeligt Dagblad

 

“The Danish National Opera’s Madama Butterfly is among the best, not least due to conductor Christian Kluxen.”

Fyens Stifttidende

 

“It is clear that the orchestra likes to work with this evening’s conductor. The stage floor rumbled with stomping feet, when the musicians applauded Christian Kluxen. He has a very musical and sensitive style of conducting. A joy to watch, even for the audience.”

kultursidan.nu

 

“At the helm was Christian Kluxen, nearing the end of his assistant conductorship of the RSNO […] He revealed a connection with the band that was charismatic, confident and impressively competent.”

The Scotsman

 

“Another bonus was conductor Christian Kluxen. … His interpretation of the works showered youthful exuberance, but there were also signs of maturity, style and expert manipulation of the players.”

The Courier