Matthias Dulack - Conducting

Conducting Course

Llandovery Main Course

Dutch-born conductor Maëstro Mathis Dulack began as a cellist and pianist. He took up conducting at the Musikhochschule in Vienna where he studied under Otmar Suitner, and later with Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. A finalist in the International Toscanini Conducting Competition in 1986, he kept up his instrumental skills as first cellist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (of which he was also a founder member), having the opportunity to play under conductors such as von Karajan, Bernstein, Solti, Maazel and Abbado.

During his formative period as a conductor in the early 1990s, Mathis Dulack co-founded and conducted the well-known ensemble Klangforum Wien and was appointed to the Cleveland Orchestra as assistant conductor to Christoph von Dohnanyi. Dulack moved on to conduct several productions at the opera houses in Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Aachen. His involvement in an operatic version of Schoenberg’s song cycle Pierrot Lunaire was a great success at the Salzburg Festival, repeated in New York.

From 1999 till 2002 Mathis Dulack was Principal Conductor of the Budapest Chamber Symphony Orchestra and from that point onwards he has appeared with – among other orchestras – the Vienna Kammerorchester, the Vienna Pro Arte Orchestra, the Hungarian Radio Symphony, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Sofia Philharmonic and the Basel Symphony Orchestra, as well as at Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus Festival. In September 2008 Dulack led the Orchestre National de Montpellier in a remarkable première of an elaborated sketch of Wagner by Borstlap at the opening concert of the season.

In 2009 Mathis Dulack decided to take a sabbatical for cultural studies and deepening of his repertoire, in combination with developing his country estate in Hungary for cultural events. Since 2011 he is again available for concerts and opera.

He is a member, founder and cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Between 1999 and 2004 Matthias Dulack taught conducting in the LMFL Summer Courses and is now back to us.



One of his former LMFL Summer Courses ‘student