Matthias Pintscher

1971

Born in Marl (Nordrhein-Westfalen) on 29 January
Lessons in piano, percussion, violin and conducting

1988

Year of study in London
Studied with Giselher Klebe at Detmold Musikhochschule

1990

Encounter with Hans Werner Henze
Invited to Montepulciano to attend Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte (1991-92)

1991

Grant from “Süddeutscher Rundfunk”, Stuttgart, to write an orchestral composition

1992 – 94

Studied with Manfred Trojahn at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf
Scholarship from the
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

1992

ISCM World Music Festival in Warsaw
First prize in Hitzacker Composition Competition and audience prize for Second String Quartet
First prize in Agosto Corcianese Composition Competition (Perugia)

1993

Rolf Liebermann Prize from Körber Foundation, Hamburg, to write an opera
Wilfried Steinbrenner Scholarship from the
Dramatiker Union, Berlin

1993–94

Paris scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

1994

Invitation to Vienna Composition Seminar with Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann and Klangforum Wien
Prix de la SACEM (Paris)

1995

Invitation to Composer/Conductor Symposium at the Music of the Centuries Festival, Stuttgart, with Peter Eötvös
Kasseler Kunstpreis« (Arts Prize, Kassel)

1996

Travel grant from German Academic Exchange
Service for year in London
Opera Prize from Körber Foundation, Hamburg, for Thomas Chatterton

1997

Portrait concerts at the Salzburg Festival

1998

Première of Thomas Chatterton at Saxon State Opera, Dresden

1999

Prince Pierre de Monaco Prize for Thomas Chatterton
Cultural Prize from VR Leasing AG (Frankfurt)

1999–2000

Composer-in-residence at Mannheim National Theater

2000

Composition Prize from Salzburg Easter Festival
Hindemith Prize from Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

2000–02

Composer-in-residence with Cleveland Orchestra

2001

Grand Prix l' Académie Charles Gros for the Teldec CD in the New Line series

2002

Hans Werner Henze Prize (Westphalian Music prize)

2002–03

Composer-in-residence at Dortmund Concert House

2003

Auftakt« composer portrait and symposium at Alte Oper, Frankfurt

2004

Première of the music-theatrical work L'Espace dernier at Opéra Bastille, Paris
Became a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Début at Carnegie Hall, New York

2006

Composer-in-residence at Lucerne Festival

2006–07

Composer-in-residence with RSO Saarbrücken

2007–

Artistic director of the Heidelberg Studio at the Heidelberg Spring Festival (Heidelberger Frühling)

2007

Professor of composition at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater

2007–08

Composer-in-residence at the Kölner Philharmonie

2008–09

Artist-in-residence with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart of South West German Radio

2010

Professor of Composition at the New York University

2010­–

“Artist-in-Association” at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

2012

Artistic director and curator of the “Impuls Romantik” project in Frankfurt for 2012/13/14
Composer of the Roche Commission 2012, a cooperation of Lucerne Festival, The Cleveland Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and Roche

2013

Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain as of the 2013-14 season


Matthias Pintscher works as a conductor with famous orchestras and ensembles worldwide including:
ensemble modern (Frankfurt), ensemble intercontemporain (Paris), Klangforum Wien, Avanti! (Helsinki), ensemble contrechamps (Geneva), remix ensemble (Porto), Scharoun-Ensemble (members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)
The Cleveland Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, DSO Berlin, RSO Berlin, NDR Hamburg, SWR Stuttgart, MDR Leipzig, Museumsorchester Frankfurt, RSO Wien, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Strasbourg, Hamburger Philhamoniker, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre Philhamonique de France

The composer lives in New York.

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