For the last decade Jundt has been shuttling between the continents of Asia, Europe and America. Multifaceted concert programs featuring first performances and arrangements drawn from the Lied and violin repertoire make the concerts given by Swiss flutist Philipp Jundt very special experiences. The warmth of his tone paired with his vast dynamic expressiveness has captivated audiences around the world. In addition to his concert and teaching activities, he has devoted himself passionately to arranging. He has thus arranged selected Lieder by Johannes Brahms for flute and piano, which
appeared on a CD with the British pianist Freddy Kempf on the Sony Classical Korea label in the fall of 2016.
As a soloist Jundt has been a guest of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Camerata Zurich, Bern, Basel and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Munich, Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Augsburg, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, Chamber Orchestras of the Schleswig-Holstein and Davos Music Festivals among others, and in Korea with the Korea Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Chamber Orchestra and the Gyonggi-Do Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul.
The flutist has performed under such celebrated conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, David Philip Hefti Alexander Lazarev, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmut Rilling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Jeffrey Tate. He has also engaged in musical cooperation with Sir Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel.
Jundt is co-founder and artistic director of the Gonijam Music Festival. In January 2016, the festival got off to a brilliant start, with Jundt teaming up with Sir James Galway to play among other things a world premiere of a work for two flutes and orchestra by Marco Hertenstein.
The high points of the current 2018/19 season are Mozart’s flute concerti with the European Chamber Orchestra in Camebridge and the 80 years Birthday Celebration Tour with Sir James Galway. For the Festival Summer he will play Chamber Music with Albrecht Mayer and Wenzel Fuchs and perform at Festivals in Singapore, Shanghai, Columbia and Korea. During the 30th Sir James Galway Flute Festival he will perform at the Final Tribute Concert.
A new CD Production has just been recorded, Red & Blue by Marco Hertenstein a concerto for two flutes with Sir James Galway, as well as Korean Film Music with Daniel Hope, Albrecht Mayer, Richard Yongjae O’Neill and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Jundt was the first solo flutist for the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, Korea’s oldest and most important radio orchestra. He has also performed with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchner Kammerorchester, and Bavarian State Orchestra.
Jundt received his first flute lessons from Doris Lüthi, Kiyoshi Kasai and Aurèle Nicolet. He studied under András Adorján in Munich and Jeanne Baxtresser in Pittsburgh and Boston. He completed his training in Munich with the distinguished Meisterklassenpodium. At the same time he studied political economy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Harvard University in Boston, graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
Even during his studies, Jundt began forging ties with young composers. The Ergo Ensemble co- founded by Jundt has made an international name for itself with first performances, so far commissioning more than 40 new compositions and premiering them all over the world.
Jundt is a regular guest at international music festivals like the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Niagara International Chamber Music Festival (Canada), Young Artists In Concert (Davos), ADEvantgarde Festival (Munich), ConTakt Toronto, Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA), Kreuth Music Festival, Murten Classics (Switzerland), Ittingen Whitsun Concerts, Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), Tongyeong Festival and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. He performs chamber music alongside such artists as Niels Mönkemeyer, Sebastian Klinger, Freddy Kempf, Andreas Ottensamer and members of the Oliver Schnyder Trio.
In addition to his concert performances, his teaching activities have been a second focus of his career for many years. Since 2008 Jundt has held a professorship for flute at the German School of Music Weimar, a joint university faculty of the Liszt School of Music Weimar and Kangnam University in Korea. Since 2017 Jundt has also been appointed professor at the Conservatoire de Neuchatel in Switzerland. His students have won international competitions and occupy important orchestra positions around the world. Jundt is also repeatedly invited as a guest lecturer for masterclasses in Greece, Korea, Italy, New York, Mannheim, Italy, China, at the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Ramallah, Israel and at the Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie in Bayreuth.
He has been serving as the director of the Korean Flute Educators Association since 2012 and as President of the Swiss-Korean Cultural Association since 2016, which is devoted to the promotion and exchange of Korean and Swiss artists, such as in a joint production by Ballet Basel and the Seoul Ballet Theater.
He made his CD debut in 2002 with a recording of Swiss flute concertos on the British Guild label. The flutist has also been involved in many radio recordings and television productions around the world, especially for the Canadian broadcaster CBC with his Toronto-based Ergo Ensemble.
Two further CD productions are on the calendar for 2019. With the pianist Galina Vracheva, Jundt has recorded his arrangement of the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini for flute and piano improvisation as well as his solo CD with the 12 Telemann Fantasias and the 12 contrasting Fantasies by David Philip Hefti, which are dedicated to Philipp Jundt. A new CD with works by Johann Sebastian Bach just appeared, including the triple concerto for flute, violin, piano and strings with Daniel Hope, Sebastian Knauer and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Philipp Jundt plays an Albert Cooper flute.