Welcome to Universal Edition, Frédéric Chaslin!

We welcome conductor, composer, pianist and author Frédéric Chaslin into our publishing house!

Frédéric Chaslin was born in Paris and received his education at the conservatory of his home town and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1989 he began his career as assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Paris and at the Bayreuth Festival. In 1991 he became assistant to Pierre Boulez at the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Frédéric Chaslin made his international debut as conductor in 1993 at the Bregenz Festival.
He became successively Music Director of the Opera in Rouen (1991-94), the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (1998-2001), the Mannheim Nationaltheater (2004-2007), the Santa Fe Opera (2009-2013) and for his second tenure, the Jerusalem Symphony (2011-2019)
At the opera, he conducted New York Metropolitan (since 2002), Los Angeles Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as Leipzig, Dresden, Madrid, Bologna, Roma, Venice, Torino, Tokyo, Oslo, Copenhagen.


The last time I conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 3, I was impressed while watching and listening the solo trombone of the 1st mouvement. I was thinking, ‘Whoa, this is probably the big solo that ALL trombone players study and play, and certainly the longest and most famous solo in the orchestral literature. So, why not to develop it into a longer piece?’
-Frédéric Chaslin


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Theme and Variations on Mahler's 3rd Symphony