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.
In 19/20, Matthias will make debuts with the Montreal, Baltimore, Houston, Pittsburgh and Detroit Symphony Orchestras as well as his debut at the Vienna State Opera conducting the premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s new opera Orlando. Matthias will also return to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin to conduct revival performances of Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee, which he premiered in January 2019. Other returns this season include to the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and in summer 2020, Matthias will be the Music Director of the 74th Ojai Music Festival.
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.