A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music (conducting, singing and vocal training) Morten Schuldt-Jensen also holds a Master's degree in musicology from the University of Copenhagen.
He forged an early career in successful performances with the best Danish choirs and orchestras and is a regular guest conductor for various distinguished German and Scandinavian orchestras and choirs, such as the RIAS-Kammerchor (Berlin), MDR Rundfunkchor (Leipzig), NDR-Chor (Hamburg), SWR Vokalensemble (Stuttgart), and the National Radio Choirs of Denmark and France, the Gewandhausorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik (Berlin), Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Copenhagen and all Danish professional symphony orchestras.
For many years he has worked as a Choir Master with conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Herbert Blomstedt, Lothar Zagrosek, Riccardo Chailly, René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Peter Schreier, Marcello Viotti and many others in productions with e.g. the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestre National de France, Freiburger Barockorchester and the National Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
From 1999 to 2006 he was Chief Director of the Choral Department at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and in 2001 he founded the internationally acclaimed Gewandhaus Chamber Choir, which is now known as the Immortal Bach Ensemble. In 2000 he was appointed principal conductor and artistic director of the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, which soon developed a new and very successful profile under his artistic credo.
A wide-ranging and partly forgotten repertoire ranging from the Renaissance through Contemporary and Jazz, an accurate sense of style and an exciting and often surprising interpretation characterise the successful partnership with his ensembles. This has furthermore been documented on a large number of recordings and in international broadcasts.
From 1992 he was Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, from 2001 he lectured at the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”- Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig and in 2006 he was appointed to the full professorship of choral and orchestral conducting at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Freiburg/Breisgau. Several times a-year he teaches conducting and vocal training in Master Classes all over Germany and Scandinavia.
Morten Schuldt-Jensen regularly conducts at the most important European music venues and festivals, and also in Korea and Japan.