Daniel Klajner started his musical education and his conductorial beginnings in Vienna. Born in Switzerland, he graduated with honors in conducting and composition. He completed his studies with conductors such as Gary Bertini (Salzburg), Moshe Atzmon (Assisi), and Leonard Bernstein (Tanglewood/Tel Aviv). He has also been assistant to Bernstein at Vienna Staatsoper and assistant to Maestro Claudio Abbado in Berlin and Salzburg.
Daniel Klajner was awarded with honors in renowned competitions such as the Min-On conducting competition in Tokyo, Masterplayer conducting competition in Lugarno, and the competition in conducting by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
At the age of 26, he became musical director in Stralsund. He worked with Philharmonic Vorpommern and became a frequent guest at Theater Dortmund as well as a regular guest conductor in Berne. In the time between 2000 and 2005, he was musical director of Wurzburg. During this time, he was also the artist director of the internationally renowned Mozart Fest in Wurzburg. Klajner became guest conductor at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg in 2005 and conducted with great success until 2012. He was also first conductor and artistic director of Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Since 2010, he is first guest conductor of the Hofer Symphonic.
Daniel Klajner frequently guests with renowned orchestras in Germany as well as on an international level. In 2002, he made his debut at Opéra de Bastille in Paris and returned for two further productions. His debut at La Scala followed in April 2005. Klajner has been a guest at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Opera Cologne, Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and Duisburg, at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, at Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse, and in Marseille, in Innsbruck, and at the Nationaloper Weimar. In Paris, he conducted the Orchestre de Paris, in Geneva the Orchestre de la Suisse romande, and in Lausanne the Sinfonietta. He was guest with the Orchestre National de Strasbourg, the orchestras of Toulouse and Marseille, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Radio Philharmonics in Dublin, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Bochum, Innsbruck, and Cordoba.
His recordings include disks with Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse and Roman Trekel as soloist, a recording with arias and overtures sung by Maria-Riccarda Wesseling, and several recordings with Wurzburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Daniel Klajner has done radio productions with renowned German stations such as BR; WDR, MDR; NDR, but also international stations like France 3, Radio Alsace, Accent 4, and Irish RTE and DRS 2.
As of season 2016/17, Daniel Klajner is director of Theater Nordhausen in Thuringia, Germany.
In addition, he is a regular guest professor at the conservatory in Vienna.


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Derungs Anna Göldi
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Glass La belle et la bête
Gluck Iphigénie en Aulide
Gounod La médecin malgré lui
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Lehár Das Land des Lächelns
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Liebermann Freispruch für Medea
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
Massenet Werther
Matthus Farinelli
Mozart Bastien und Bastienne
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  Die Zauberflöte
  Don Giovanni
  Le nozze di Figaro
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites
Puccini Gianni Schicchi
  La Bohème
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  Suor Angelica
Reimann Bernarda Albas Haus
Rossini La Cenerentola
Schönberg Pierrot lunaire
Smetana The Bartered Bride
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus
  Oedipus Rex
Strauss, R. Salome
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress
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