Jan Schultsz was born in Amsterdam in 1965. He studied piano and horn at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. In 1986 he moved to Basel, where he continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Conservatory of Lausanne. After receiving the Prix de Virtuosité he played as a soloist with many international top orchestras. Furthermore, he studied conducting at the Conservatory of Winterthur.
Apart from a solo career as pianist, Schultsz became active as a conductor leading to an impressive career. He gave his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York and worked together with the Zurich Opera House.
He appeared as guest conductor at major orchestras in Europe, among which the Orchestre de Chambre de Neuchâtel, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Kammerorchester Basel. As opera conductor he worked with the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege. With this last company he conducted in 2014 the first performance of of Rossini’s complete La Gazzetta.
Jan Schultsz worked with artists like Cecilia Bartoli, Vesselina Kasarova, Steven Isserlis, the Leipziger Streichquartett, Werner Güra, László Polgár, Gilles Apap, the brothers Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili.
Besides this Jan Schultsz is artistic director of the Engadin Fstival since 2008, on eof the oldest in Switzerland. He also initiated the Samedan Brassweek and is professor at the piano facultyof the Musikhochschule in Basel.