Prof. Gernot Schulz ~ ConductorProf. Gernot Schulz, internationally acclaimed conductor and, in the past, assistant to Leonard Bernstein and Sir Georg Solti, began his musical career as a percussionist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, as lecturer at the Herbert-von-Karajan-Akademie Berlin and as professor of music in Hamburg. Later, he studied conducting in Leipzig and was a prize-winner of the Competition of the German Conservatories. Following a spectacular debut with the Muenchner Rundfunkorchester in 1996, Gernot Schulz has consistently appeared in subsequent seasons with esteemed orchestras throughout Europe, America and Asia. He conducted renowned orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, the Budapest Philharmonics, the Czech National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Taiwan. Additionally, Gernot Schulz has performed at festivals such as the Berliner Festwochen (premiering works by Hans Werner Henze, Guenter Bialas, Wilhelm Killmayer and Michael Hamel), the Frankfurter Feste, the Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and the Kontrapunkte-Festival Salzburg. CD recordings were released on Sony Classical, Wergo and Ars Produktion.