Matthias Pintscher is Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and currently in his seventh and final year as Artist in Association with the BBC Scottish Symphony.
Matthias began his musical training in conducting with Hungarian Composer and Conductor Peter Eötvös during his early twenties, during which time composing took a more prominent role in his life. Soon after, he divided his time equally between conducting and composing studying with teacher and mentor Pierre Boulez, soon rising to critical acclaim and more recently is conducting as a major role.
Highlights of the 18/19 season will include debuts at the Edinburgh International Festival with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with the Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and The Boulez Ensemble with Daniel Barenboim as well as at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in performances of Beat Furrer’s Opera Violetter Schnee. Matthias will also appear with the Chicago Symphony, New World Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras and make his subscription debut with the New York Philharmonic. Matthias will also be the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Artist in Residence and Zurich Tonhalle Creative Chair for the 18/19 season.
Matthias is a prolific composer whose works are performed by leading orchestras and artists worldwide. The debut of his Cello Concerto Un Despertar was premiered last season by Alisa Weilerstein and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and in April 2017 the World Premiere of Shirim for Baritone and Orchestra with Danish singer Bo Skovhus and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in Hamburg. Matthias is also professor at The Julliard School since 2014 and is published by Bärenreiter-Verlag.