Moritz Schneidewendt

is a creative musician and versatile clarinetist. He is regularly on stage as a chamber musician and soloist. He is particularly passionate about contemporary music, which he plays above all with his ensembles Broken Frames Syndicate, ensemble via nova and Kommas Ensemble. In addition, he is interested in interdisciplinary projects and creative collaboration.
Moritz lives and works in Offenbach/Main, where he is part of Ateliergemeinschaft Wäscherei.


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Orchester im Treppenhaus
Festspielhaus Baden Baden
10. December 2023
Baden Baden

Broken Frames Syndicate

26. Jan. – 10. Feb. 2024

Harvard University
Paine Hall, Cambridge
02. February 2024

Jim is still crowing
Roulette, New York City
08. February 2024

Tage für zeitgenössische Musik
Broken Frames Syndicate
25. February 2024


Moritz Schneidewendt

°1989, in Freiburg/Brg.,
lives and works in Offenbach/Main

My particular passion is contemporary music. As a clarinetist with a wide range of interests, I work both as a performer and as a creative artist. The focus of my artistic work is chamber music with my own ensembles Broken Frames Syndicate, ensemble via nova and Kommas Ensemble, as well as a preference for creative collaboration in interdisciplinary processes.

After completing my studies with distinction with Professors Manfred Lindner and Thorsten Johanns in Würzburg and Weimar, I gained orchestral experience.

From 2017 I dedicated myself to contemporary music and specialised at the International Ensemble Modern Academy.

Further impulses came from the clarinetists Ralf Manno, Martin Spangenberg, Reto Bieri, Andreas Langenbuch, Nina Janßen-Deinzer and Ernesto Molinari.

In close collaboration with young composers, as a guest of renowned ensembles and as a soloist, I have the opportunity to participate in numerous world premieres and regularly perform at festivals at home and abroad.

In addition, I am very interested in creative and experimental formats in which I can act as a performer on stage.

Convinced that classical music today needs contemporary frameing, I want to renew outdated structures in the industry. That's why I develop my own concepts and formats, particularly interested in focusing on socially relevant topics and stimulating the imagination.

Master of Arts — Contemporary music at the HfMDK Frankfurt

International Ensemble Modern Academy

Master of Arts— Clarinet at the HfM Weimar with Prof. Th. Johanns

Diploma—Clarinet at the HfM Würzburg with Prof. M. Lindner

Musicology studies at the University of Würzburg

Work experience

Permanent member of Broken Frames Syndicate | ensemble via nova | Kommas Ensemble

Since 2020
Work on interdisciplinary projects with Paul Pape and Raphael Languillat: Tanzkamera Obscura | Tension | Duo lowcontrast

Since 2020
Studio space at the "Atelier Wäscherei" Offenbach — interdisciplinary projects, experiments, ensemble work

Since 2020
Support by the German Music Council — Broken Frames Syndicate in the "InSzene" programme

Artist in Residence of the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau | Kurt Weill Fest

Chamber music lecturer for Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Since 2018
Guest with Ensemble Modern

Since 2018
artistic director, management and clarinetist of the Broken Frames Syndicate

Since 2016
clarinetist with ensemble via nova


regular substitute with Ensemble Modern

active substitute activity with Meininger Hofkapelle, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonie Jena, Staatskapelle Weimar a.o.

Deputy principal clarinettist at the Musikalische Komödie Leipzig | Oper Leipzig

Staatstheater Mainz