Born in Radeberg in 1968, Roland Kluttig studied at the Dresden Musikhochschule and made his début as a conductor with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Dresden Festival. He held an award from the German Music Council and the Schloss Solitude Academy and worked with the conductors Peter Eötvös, Sylvain Cambreling and John Eliot Gardiner. From 1993 to 1999 he directed the Berlin New Music Chamber Ensemble. From 2000 to 2004 he was Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant to Lothar Zagrosek at the Stuttgart State Opera, where he conducted the revival of Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore, Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, Don Carlo, Les contes d’Hoffmann, La finta giardiniera and Don Giovanni. In 2004 he was entrusted with the musical direction of Morton Feldman’s Neither in Stuttgart and Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Innsbruck. He started 2005 with the première of Richard Ayre’s opera The cricket recovers at the Aldeburgh Festival. He makes regular guest appearances with the SWR Orchestras in Stuttgart and Baden-Baden/Freiburg, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as ASKO Ensemble Amsterdam and the Vienna Klangforum. He has carried out engagements at the Berlin Festival, Munich Biennale, the Donaueschinger Musiktage and the Holland Festival and since his American début in 2004 has been principal conductor of the Crested Butte Music Festival.