Manuel Oswald is the conductor of the Stadtorchester Luzern, the Baarer Kammerorchester, the Orchesterverein Nidwalden, and the Philharmonisches Orchester Riehen. In addition to his busy conducting schedule, Manuel Oswald holds the artistic co-direction of the chamber music festival Monuments Musicaux (momu) in Basel.
Until 2021, chamber music was his main activity, enjoying a successful career that led him across the world. A prizewinner at major international string quartet competitions like the ARD competition in Munich, Manuel received his training with Rainer Schmidt (violin) and the Hagen Quartet (string quartet) among others.
He has been a guest lecturer for chamber music at the Musikhochschule Luzern and has taken on teaching positions for string quartet at the Hochschule für Musik Basel-FHNW
Since 2021 he has been conducting full-time and holds a MAS degree from the ZHdK with Johannes Schlaefli.