Matthias Pintscher (born January 29, 1971 in Marl ) is a German composer and conductor .
At a young age Matthias Pintscher received composition lessons from the Hungarian composer István Nagy . After studying in London, he began his composition training with Giselher Klebe at the Detmold University of Music in 1988 . In 1990 he met Hans Werner Henze ; In 1991 and 1992 he was invited to the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano . From 1992 to 1994 he studied with Manfred Trojahn at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. This was followed by invitations to the composition seminar in Vienna in 1994 (with Péter Eötvös , Helmut Lachenmann and the Klangforum Wien ) and to the Stuttgart symposium "Composer / Conductor" in 1995 (at the Music of the Centuries Festival ), a series of portrait concerts (including at the 1997 Salzburg Festival and in the Alte Oper Frankfurt 2003) as well as stays as " Composer in Residence ": 1999/2000 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim , 2000–2002 with the Cleveland Orchestra , 2002/2003 in the Konzerthaus Dortmund , 2006 with Ars Musica Brussels and at the Lucerne Festival , 2006 / 07 with the Radiosinfonieorchester Saarbrücken and 2007/2008 in the Cologne Philharmonic .
Pintscher has worked with performers around the world, including the Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic , Klangforum Wien , Avanti! (Helsinki), ensemble contrechamps (Geneva), remix ensemble (Porto). In addition, he has already cooperated with numerous orchestras, including the Staatskapelle Berlin , DSO Berlin , RSB , NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart , MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, RSO Saarbrücken , Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra , RSO Vienna , Lucerne Symphony Orchestra , Orchester National de Strasbourg , BBC Symphony Orchestra , Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra , Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra .
Matthias Pintscher has been Professor of Composition at the Munich University of Music and Theater since 2007 and at the Juilliard School in New York since 2014 . He also heads the “Academy of Young Composers” (formerly “Heidelberger Atelier”) of the Heidelberger Frühling music festival . Since 2013 he has directed the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris. In 2015 Pintscher was composer in residence at the Grafenegg Festival in Lower Austria. Since summer 2016 he has been Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy orchestra alongside Wolfgang Rihm . He resigned from this post in September 2018 for personal reasons.
In his free time, Pintscher works as an art collector and dealer. He lives mostly in New York .
- 1991 Prize of the Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart
- 1992 scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation ; 1st prize at the Hitzacker composition competition; 1st prize at the composition competition of Agosto Corcianese (Perugia)
- 1993 Rolf Liebermann Prize (scholarship) from the Körber Foundation Hamburg; Wilfried Steinbrenner Scholarship from the Dramatiker Union , Berlin
- 1993/94 Paris scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
- 1994 Prix de la SACEM (Paris)
- 1995 Kassel Art Prize
- 1996 DAAD scholarship for an annual stay in London; Prize for opera composition from the Körber Foundation Hamburg (for Thomas Chatterton )
- 1999 Prince Pierre de Monaco Prize; VR-Leasing AG culture award (Frankfurt)
- 2000 composition prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival ; Hindemith Prize (as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival )
- 2001 Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Gros (for CD in the “Teldec New Line” series); Cecilia Prize (Belgium)
- 2002 Hans Werner Henze Prize (Westphalian Music Prize)
- 2004 Full member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
- Monumento I (1991)
- Tableau / Miroir (1992)
- Night. Moonlight (1994)
- on a clear day (2004)
- 2nd quartetto d'archi (1990)
- Partita for violoncello (1991)
- Omaggio a Giovanni Paisiello for violin (1991, revised 1995)
- Ritratto di Gesualdo (4 ° quartetto d'archi) (1992)
Seven bagatelles with apotheosis of the glass harmonica for bass clarinet (1993, revised 2001)
- Version for clarinet (1994, revised 2001)
- Départ (Monumento III) for ensemble (1993, revised 1995)
- dernier espace avec introspecteur for accordion and violoncello (1994)
- Figura II / Frammento for string quartet (1997)
- Figura I for accordion and string quartet (1998)
- in nomine for viola (1999)
- Figura IV / passaggio for string quartet (1999)
- Figura III for accordion (2000)
- Figura V / Assonanza for violoncello (2000)
- Janus face for viola and violoncello (2001)
- Study I for Treatise on the Veil for violin and violoncello (2004)
- Study II for Treatise on the Veil for violin, viola and violoncello (2006)
- svelto for violin, violoncello and piano (2006)
- Study III for Treatise on the Veil for violin solo (2007)
- nemeton for percussion solo (2007)
- shining forth for trumpet solo (2008)
- Devant une neige (Monumento II) (1993)
- Dark Field - Rapture (1993, revised 1998)
- Choc (Monumento IV) (1996)
- Five orchestral pieces (1997). Premiere 1997 Salzburg Festival ( Philharmonia Orchestra London , conductor: Kent Nagano )
- Sur “Départ” (2000). WP 2000 ( NDR Symphony Orchestra , conductor: Christoph Eschenbach )
- with lilies white (2001-2002). WP 2002 ( Cleveland Orchestra , conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi )
- towards Osiris (2006). Premiere 2006 ( Berliner Philharmoniker , conductor: Simon Rattle )
- Recorded Trace (2006)
- Osiris (2007). Premiere 2008 ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra , conductor: Pierre Boulez )
- Songs from Solomon's Garden , EA April 2010 ( Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra , Conductor: Lucas Vis )
Works for wind orchestra
- Invocazioni (1991) (first performance 1992 in Aalen )
- La Metamorfosi di Narciso for violoncello and ensemble (1992)
- tenebrae for viola and small ensemble with live electronics (2000–2001)
- en sourdine for violin and orchestra (2003). Premiere 2003 ( Frank Peter Zimmermann , Berliner Philharmoniker , conductor: Péter Eötvös )
- Reflections on Narcissus for violoncello and orchestra (2005). Premiere 2006 (Truls Mork, Orchester de Paris , conductor: Christoph Eschenbach )
- Transir for flute and chamber orchestra. Premiere 2006 Lucerne ( Lucerne Festival ; Emmanuel Pahud , Mahler Chamber Orchestra , conductor: Daniel Harding )
- Chute d'étoiles (Part I). Hommage à Anselm Kiefer for two solo trumpets and orchestra. World premiere on July 21, 2012 with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra under the direction of the composer in Büdelsdorf , soloists: Reinhold Friedrich and Simon Höfele
- Cracked bells (1993/94, revised 2000). Musical theater piece. Libretto : based on texts by Georg Büchner , Jean Paul , Arthur Rimbaud and from the Revelation of John . WP (1st version) April 25, 1994 in Berlin (Parochialkirche); (2nd version) April 8, 2000 Mannheim ( National Theater )
- Thomas Chatterton . Opera in 2 parts (1994-1998). Libretto: Claus H. Henneberg and Matthias Pintscher (based on the play of the same name by Hans Henny Jahnn ). WP 1998 Dresden ( State Opera )
- L'espace dernier (2002-2003). Music theater piece in 4 parts. Libretto: Matthias Pintscher, based on Arthur Rimbaud . Premiere February 23, 2004 Paris ( Opéra Bastille )
- Cracked Bells for soprano and orchestra (1996)
- a twilight's song for soprano and 7 instruments (1997)
- Music from “Thomas Chatterton” for baritone and orchestra (1998)
- Monumento V for 8 voices, 3 cellos and ensemble (1998)
- Hérodiade fragments for soprano and orchestra (1999). Premiere 1999 ( Christine Schäfer , Berliner Philharmoniker , conductor: Claudio Abbado ). American premiere 2004 New York ( Carnegie Hall )
- Songs and Snow Pictures for soprano and piano (2000)
Vers quelque part ... - façons de partir for female voices and percussion (2000)
- Version for female voices, percussion, 3 cellos and live electronics (2001)
- Literature by and about Matthias Pintscher in the catalog of the German National Library
- Matthias Pintscher in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Biography and catalog raisonné (Bärenreiter-Verlag)
- Website of the composer
- ^ Matthias Pintscher | The Juilliard School. (No longer available online.) In: www.juilliard.edu. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015 ; Retrieved September 4, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ^ The ensemble intercontemporain. (No longer available online.) In: www.ensembleinter.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016 ; Retrieved September 4, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ^ Composer Matthias Pintscher becomes head of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. In: www.nmz.de. Neue Musikzeitung, June 28, 2012, accessed September 4, 2015 .
- ↑ New management of the Lucerne Festival Academy. (No longer available online.) In: www.lucernefestival.ch. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015 ; Retrieved September 4, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Changes in the management of the orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy. In: www.lucernefestival.ch. Retrieved September 5, 2018 .
- ↑ Program of the SHMF from 21./22. July 2012, K 38 and K 41.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German composer and conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 29, 1971|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Marl|