Sebastian Lambertz belongs to a new generation of musicians, combining uncompromising artistic quality with innovative concert formats and an effortless and immediate approach to the audience. He acts as chamber musician, soloist and arts entrepreneur in Germany, the United States and Asia.
The basis for this development lies with his studies in clarinet in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Weimar. He gave up an engagement with the Niedersächsische Staatsorchester of Hannover in favor of his activities performing chamber music and as a soloist (e.g. Weimarer Bläserquintett co-founded by him). His studies with Charles Neidich at Mannes College – The New School in New York, with whom he still collaborates, provided significant impulses for his artistic development.
During this time Sebastian Lambertz made his debut at Lincoln Center upon invitation by German Forum New York and performed with the Grammy-nominated ensemble Imani Winds. His interactive project for children, Little Ant - From Class to Stage obtained the Alsop Entrepreneurship Award in New York in 2014 and went on to fascinate young audiences for classical music in German, American, Dutch and Taiwanese schools.
Sebastian Lambertz’ exceptional quality and joy of discovery appears in various chamber music projects, which feature interdisciplinary collaboration and new interactive technologies, in order to reach new audiences. Therefore he developed the concept for “Visual Music”- Quintet for the End of Time: Messiaens Quatuor pour la fin du temps, enriched through video art projections composed by the US-based Artist SooA Kim during his residency 2015/16 at the RomaNEum in his home city Neuss.
Artistic highlights in 2016 included two concert tours to Taiwan and concerts as a soloist with the djoNRW (das junge Orchester NRW) in the Philharmonie Essen and the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal. With the premiere of his project Multiple Personality – a multimedia and immersive concert experience, developed for clarinet, visual art, interactive technology and orchestra – he continues the collaboration with US-based video-artist SooA Kim and extends his interdisciplinary ensemble with the work of New York-based interactive designer Matthew Stewart.
His musical journey starts with his first clarinet lessons at the age of 10 at the music school in Neuss, followed by his studies as a pre-college student in the class of Ulf Rodenhäuser in Düsseldorf and then to Weimar to further his studies with Martin Spangenberg and Ralph Manno in Cologne. While completing his graduate studies with Charles Neidich in New York, he received a full scholarship from Mannes College.