“It is a tremendous pleasure and incredible honor to be music director for the 2020 Ojai Festival, something I have dreamed about since moving to New York twelve years ago. I feel a combination of joy and responsibility to showcase composers and works that create something like an INVISIBLE BRIDGE between the two continents in which I am living and working: Europe and the USA. I have realized that my role as musical communicator – as composer, conductor, educator, and festival director – is to actively strengthen the interactions and connections between the music of today and its heritage in the US and on the “old continent”. As a European living in New York and Paris, I want to explore this INVISIBLE BRIDGE as one of the key elements for my programming of the 2020 Ojai Festival: thoughtful, innovative, loving, provocative, and poetic. Music speaks most directly from human to human, and Ojai is a perfect place to showcase this. I am excited. See you in 2020. – Matthias Pintscher, 2020 Music Director
Matthias Pintscher can be experienced as conductor, composer and educator in various concerts throughout the season. Check his schedule for details!
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.
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, the world’s leading contemporary music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez. In addition to a robust concert season in Paris, he tours extensively with them throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, this season leading concerts in Berlin, Hamburg, and Zurich. Known equally as one of today’s foremost composers, Mr. Pintscher will have two works premiered in the 2018/19 season: Nur, a new concerto for piano and ensemble will be performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble conducted by the composer in January; and a new work for baritone, chorus, and orchestra will performed by Dietrich Henschel and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich conducted by maestro Kent Nagano in June.
Mr. Pintscher is the 2018/19 Season Creative Chair for the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Artist-in-Residence at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and finishes a nine-year term as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Association. This season, Pintscher makes his debuts with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, where he conducts the world premiere of Violetter Schnee, a new opera by Beat Furrer. Return guest engagements include the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, the New York Philharmonic, as well as the New World Symphony in Miami. In Europe, having begun the season conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, Pintscher also returns to the Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Helsinki Philharmonic.