Conductor Jeffrey Schindler enjoys a dynamic international career that takes him from concert podiums around the world to the scoring stages of Hollywood, to the recording studios of London. Whether leading symphonic works of the Masters, multimillion dollar film scores, or cutting edge contemporary and commercial music, Mr. Schindler’s energy and visionary musical storytelling are hallmarks of every performance. Mr. Schindler’s artistry melds imaginative and illuminating performances with expressive and powerful technique, impeccable scholarship and vibrant energy.
Known as a versatile conductor, Mr. Schindler has made appearances with the Seattle Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, London Session Orchestra, AISOI Symphony Orchestra in Australia, Metro Voices of London, The Choristers of Reigate St. Mary’s (London) and Bach Choir of London. As a harpsichordist and organist, Mr. Schindler has performed with orchestras such as the New Jersey Symphony, Bridgeport Symphony, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and has appeared in concert with members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.
Mr. Schindler’s extensive podium experience, efficient rehearsals, and expressive baton technique place him in high demand among film composers who seek the passion and refined artistry he elicits from an orchestra. He has led the sessions for many international feature film and television projects including XMen: Apocalypse, XMen: Days of Future Past, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Wolfman, Astroboy, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Temple Grandin, Four Christmases, Bernard and Doris, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Hollywood Homicide and the most successful documentary of all time: the Academy Award-winning March of the Penguins.
Mr. Schindler is a sought-after orchestrator and arranger, highly regarded for his orchestral knowledge, expert musicianship and impeccable taste. His more than 250 production credits include Hotel Transylvania 2, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, Ice Age: Eggscapade, 22 Jump Street, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, Gnomeo and Juliet, Superman Returns, The Invasion, Firewall, Next, as well as orchestrations for Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz. Orchestras and ensembles around the world have played Mr. Schindler’s orchestrations and arrangements, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic.
A virtuoso harpsichordist and organist, Mr. Schindler has performed concerts with ensembles nationally, in addition to extensive recitals throughout New England. An early music scholar, he is a consummate accompanist and has performed with major symphonies throughout the United States, improvising from the basso continuo. He served as harpsichordist in residence at the National Flute Convention and most recently performed all six Brandenburg Concerti in concert with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has had the pleasure of performing with such early music luminaries as Jaap Schroder, Stanley Ritchie and Fortunato Arico, as well as with members of Tafelmusik and Aston Magna.
Maestro Schindler approaches teaching and outreach with the same energy and passion that he brings to the podium. He has taught conducting at the world renowned Conductors’ Institutes in Hartford, Connecticut and Varna, Bulgaria, as well as at the Hartt School of Music, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Not only is he in demand as a gifted conducting teacher and coach among established and emerging composers in Hollywood, but also many of his other students have gone on to significant careers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
In every aspect of his diverse career, Jeffrey Schindler demonstrates his commitment to profound musical communication, technical excellence, versatility, breadth of knowledge and his quest for imaginative and creative musical interaction.