Matthias Pintscher has been named Music Director for 2020 at the OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL. Read full press release HERE.
Ojai Music Festival Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris said in the press release: “He is in high demand as a composer with recent works being commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and his conducting career is exploding with regular guest engagements with the world’s greatest orchestras, including this week’s debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Matthias is another natural to be music director of Ojai, and I am confident he will preside over a festival that is engrossing, wide ranging, and full of surprise – consistent with the arc of our artistic planning towards and through the 75th anniversary in 2021 and 2022.”
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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.