Christian Schumann is rapidly establishing a reputation as both an opera and symphonic conductor, as well as a leading international force in the contemporary and film music world. The 2018/19 season features a number of important debuts including engagements with the HK Phil and Tine Thing Helseth, Philharmonia Orchestra, London and Brussels philharmonics.
Schumann’s special affinity for film music has led him to conduct major projects, and this season he embarks on three major tours across Germany and Austria featuring such classics as Star Wars, The Dark Knight, James Bond, The Jungle Book and Ratatouille. In September 2018 he conducted four open air concerts in the Netherlands featuring legendary Dutch rock band Di-rect.
Schumann first came to international attention when he won First Prize at the International Conducting Competition in Budapest. He then went on to secure the International Allianz Academy for Conductors Scholarship, which led to a number of important debuts including appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Since then he has worked with a number of important orchestras and new music ensembles.
Christian Schumann has conducted a number of recordings for film and video games including the original scores by Philippe Schoeller (J’accuse with SWR Sinfonieorchester), Pascal Schumacher (L’enigme with WDR Funkhausorchester Köln) and Johan Söderqvist (Battlefield 1, Battlefield 5 & Battlefied Expansion with Philharmonia Orchestra and the LSO respectively).