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NEW ALBUM: "Bereshit" with the Ensemble Intercontemporain

Matthias Pintscher's newest recording together with the Ensemble Intercontemporainfeatures three of his own recent works:
Bereshit, Uriel and Songs from Solomon's Garden. The album is released on Alpha Classics on November 18, 2016.
Watch the trailer on the right to learn more!


NEW MANAGEMENT: Matthias Pintscher signs with Askonas Holt

Matthias Pintscher is very pleased to announce that he has signed with Askonas Holt for General Management Europe and is looking forward to working closely with Gaetan Le Divelec, Laura Baker and Fiona Russell and the whole Askonas Holt team. 
 


Matthias Pintscher is the inaugural resident composer of the
ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG

Matthias Pintscher will be "composer in residence" in the opening season of the ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG. He will be conducting the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, the ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN and the DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN with PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD as soloist.

Furthermore, baritone Bo Skovhus will perform Matthias Pintscher newest work together with the NDR SINFONIEORCHESTER under the baton of CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH.

photo by Ensemble Intercontemporain

photo by Ensemble Intercontemporain


Matthias Pintscher named Principal Conductor of the  LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

Lucerne, 04 September 2015. Starting in the summer of 2016, the German composer Wolfgang Rihm will assume overall artistic directorship of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. The conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher will support him as Principal Conductor and will be responsible each summer for a central Academy program; he will additionally focus on developing the Academy Orchestra. Both contracts are for a period of five years. The founder of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, Pierre Boulez, will continue to remain in close dialogue with Wolfgang Rihm, Matthias Pintscher, and the Festival team as Honorary President of the Academy. For twelve years the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY has been regarded as a unique international educational campus in the field of contemporary classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It offers continuing training not only for some 120 instrumentalists between 18 and 32 years of age but also for young directors and composers.


Matthias Pintscher's conducting debut with the BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER

Matthias Pintscher is considered not only one of the preeminent composers of our day, but also among its most exciting conductors, particularly since being appointed head of the famous Ensemble intercontemporain in 2013. At these concerts, he will be giving his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The programme includes works by Fauré, Schoenberg and Debussy, as well as Pintscher’s own mar’eh with violinist Renaud Capuçon as the soloist.

On Sunday, September 13 at 8pm Berlin time, you can watch the concert live at the Berliner Philharmoniker's DIGITAL CONCERT HALL which will also provide a replay a few days after the performance.


30. August LUCERNE FESTIVAL - "EIN TAG FÜR PIERRE BOULEZ"

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BIOGRAPHY


BIOGRAPHY


Matthias Pintscher is the Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Beginning in 2016/17 he also takes up post as Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy. He continues his partnerships with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as its Artist-in-Association, and with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as Artist-in-Residence. Equally accomplished as conductor and composer, Pintscher has created significant works for the world’s leading orchestras and regularly conducts throughout Europe, the U.S., and Australia.

Highlights of the 15/16 season include conducting debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Prague Philharmonia; a U.S. tour with the Ensemble Intercontemporain; and the premiere of his new cello concerto by the Danish National Symphony and Alisa Weilerstein. Last season, Pintscher made debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

A successful and prolific composer, Pintscher's music is championed by some of today's finest performing artists, orchestras, and conductors. His works have been performed by such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris. His works are published exclusively by Bärenreiter, and recordings of his compositions can be found on Kairos, EMI, Teldec, Wergo, and Winter & Winter. 

Pintscher also works regularly with leading contemporary music ensembles such as the Scharoun Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, and Avanti (Helsinki). He has curated the music segment of the Impuls Romantik Festival in Frankfurt since 2011, and in September 2014 joined the composition faculty at the Juilliard School. 

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UPCOMING CONCERTS


UPCOMING CONCERTS


January 5-8, 2017

Dallas, Texas
Meyerson Hall

Dallas Symphony orchestra
KAREN GOMYO,
VIOLIN
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Claude DEBUSSY
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Iberia, from Images
Matthias PINTSCHER
Mar'eh
Maurice RAVEL
Alborada del gracioso
Paul DUKAS
L'apprenti sorcier

 

January 13 & 14, 2017

Cincinnati, OHIO
Taft theatre

cincinnati symphony ORCHESTRA
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER, Conductor
 

Turbulences vocales

Jardins divers

 

January 20, 2017

Paris, France
Philharmonie de Paris

ENsemble Intercontemporain
Yaniv D’Or, coUNTERTENOR
Solistes de l’Ensemble intercontemporain
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER, CONDUCTOR 

Matthias PINTSCHER                
nemeton for percussion

Henry PURCELL                       
O Solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
for voice and basso continuo

Matthias PINTSCHER                
Whirling tissue of light
for piano
French premiere

Henry PURCELL                    
King Arthur or The British Worthy, Z 628 : Air "Fairest Isle, all isles excelling"        
for voice and orchestra

Matthias PINTSCHER                
Uriel
for violincello and piano

Maurice RAVEL                    
Jeux d'eau
for piano

Henry PURCELL / Benjamin BRITTEN    
Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z 585 : "Sweeter than Roses"
for voice and piano

Henry PURCELL                       
Ground en ut mineur, Z D221 / Z T681
New Ground, Z 682
pour harpsichord

Henry PURCELL                            
The Fairy Queen, Z 629 : "O let me ever, ever weep"
for voice and orchestra

Matthias PINTSCHER                
The Garden 
Memento, for counter-tenor, percussion and orchestra
French premiere

 

January 21, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE
PHILHARMONIE

TURBULENCES VOCALES

ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER, CONDUCTOR

George CRUMB            
Federico’s Little Songs for Children
for soprano, flute and harp

Matthias PINTSCHER        
Monumento V for eight voices and orchestra
French Premiere

Beat FURRER        
lotófagos I for soprano and double bass

Franck BEDROSSIAN        
We met as Sparks for flute, bass, clarinet, double bass, alto and violoncello
French premiere

Vito ŽURAJ                
Ubuquité
for soprano and ensemble
world premiere of the new version, commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain

Josquin DESPREZ
Doleur me bat

Joan MAGRANÉ FIGUERA
Fragments d’Ausiàs March
for five voices and orchestra
world premiere of the new version, commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain

Josquin DESPREZ
Plusieurs regretz

 

January 28, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE
PHILHARMONIE

ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN,
CONSERVATOIRE DE PARIS

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano John Relyea, bariton   
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER, CONDUCTOR

György LIGETI    
San Francisco Polyphony pour orchestre

György KURTÁG    
Stèle, op. 33 pour orchestre    

Béla BARTÓK    
Le Château de Barbe-Bleue, op. 11

 

February 4, 2017

Pasadena, California
Ambassador Auditorium

Colburn Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Matthias PINTSCHER
Mar’eh

Gustav MAHLER
Symphony 7

 

February 23-25, 2017

Cleveland, ohio
Severance Hall

Cleveland orchestra
CÉdric Thibergian, PIANO
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Matthias PINTSCHER
Ex Nihilo
Camille SAINT-SAENS
Piano Concerto No. 5 "Egyptian"
Arnold SCHOENBERG 
Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38
Claude DEBUSSY
La Mer