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04.15.16
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MATTHIAS PINTSCHER NAMED ELBPHILHARMONIE COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE IN ITS INAUGURAL SEASON
01.10.16
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Cesari, BBCSSO, Pintscher, City Halls, Glasgow
The Arts Desk
12.14.15
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BARTÓK Contrasts LIGETI Concertos for Piano, Cello and Violin
Gramophone Magazine
12.06.15
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Bartók, Ligeti CD review - a finely balanced double bill
The Guardian
11.15.15
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Ensemble Intercontemporain offers an answer to attacks by affirming life
The Washington Post
09.04.15
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Matthias Pintscher Appointed Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy
Lucerne Festival
07.07.15
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Festival summer with Matthias Pintscher
TAKTE
04.29.15
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Ensemble Intercontemporain/Pintscher review - bold and brilliant Boulez
The Guardian
03.12.15
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Conductor Matthias Pintscher provides the right light touch from NACO's performance of Ravel
Ottawa Citizen
03.02.15
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BBCSSO/Pintscher review - atmospheric novelty plus a modernist swirl ****
The Guardian
03.02.15
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Classical review: BBC SSO: Matthias Pintscher, Glasgow ****
The Scotsman
02.19.15
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At NSO, German composer leads French music - and his own
The Washington Post
01.23.15
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Great young stars highlight a night of incredible music
Atlanta Journal Constitution
01.05.15
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Utah's Top 10 Classical Performances of 2014
Salt Lake Magazine
12.10.14
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Review: Green Umbrella: A fascinating journey into the European avant-garde
Los Angeles Times
08.25.14
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Courting Young Ears Abroad
The New York Times
03.26.14
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Orchestre symphonique de Québec: accord parfait
La Presse (Canada)
03.10.14
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Review: Matthias Pintscher, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg
Hamburger Abendblatt
02.15.14
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Classical Review: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow City Halls
The Scotsman
01.11.14
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Matthias Pintscher Stunning in Utah Symphony Debut
Reichel Recommends
10.08.13
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BBC SSO/Pintscher - review
The Guardian
10.01.13
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Du spiritual dans l’air avec Matthias Pintscher
ResMusica
09.27.13
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Le compositeur Matthias Pintscher a dirigé avec grand succès son premier concert de directeur musical de l’Ensemble Intercontemporain
08.16.13
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Squeezebox and Strings as Charmers, Coaxing New Magic From Beethoven
The New York Times
06.22.13
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It's time to bring Baroque back to the symphony orchestras
Herald Scotland
05.26.13
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Concert review: SPCO with conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher
Star Tribune
05.24.13
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Concert review: SPCO has a bittersweet homecoming, with music to match
Pioneer Press
04.28.13
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Inner Cinema The Deutsche Symphonie Orchester conducted by Matthias Pintscher plays works of Dukas, Schnittke and Ravel
Stage and Screen:
04.28.13
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Like a Jack in the Box: The Deutsche Symphonie Orchester and Antoine Tamestit playin the Philharmonie Berlin
Der Tagesspiegel
04.23.13
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Pintscher-Blacher a Santa Cecilia, Roma
Teatri Online
03.31.13
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Pintscher leads New World in bracing program of German modernists
Miami Herlad
03.04.13
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BBC SSO, City Halls, Glasgow
Herald Scotland
12.15.12
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Matthias Pintscher Portrait at the Phillips
IonArts
12.14.12
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Review: Phillips Collection concert showcases Matthias Pintscher
Washington Post
12.11.12
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After Cage, a new type of musical silence
Philadelphia Inquirer
11.12.12
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ASO review: Guest conductor Matthias Pintscher deftly showcases orchestra’s strengths
ArtsATL
06.22.12
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Matthias Pintscher appointed Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain
06.18.12
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Review: IU Festival Orchestra
Bloomington Herald-Times
06.12.12
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Matthias Pintscher Awarded 2012 Roche Commission
Barenreiter
06.08.12
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MSO: No one sounds tired at the finish line
ThirdCoast Digest
06.07.12
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This Week at the MSO: Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher
ThirdCoast Digest
03.19.12
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German masters mix virtuosity and wit, with a touch of melancholy
The Australian
03.17.12
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MSO revels in big-top atmosphere
Sydney Morning Herald
03.08.12
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Doing Igor Stravinsky justice
The Australian
01.13.12
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Joining the dots
The Herald Scotland
06.03.11
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ICE on CD
Chicago Reader
03.10.11
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SPCO program propelled by contrast
The Pioneer Press
02.08.11
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Classical concert review: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Scotsman
02.07.11
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BBC SSO / Matthias Pintscher
The Guardian
01.28.11
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A conducting debut in a fine new music program
Philadelphia Inquirer
11.04.10
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Difficult new score proves seductive with Cleveland Orchestra, guest cellist
Cleveland Plain Dealer
10.22.10
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Molding Sound to Behave Like a Solar Eclipse
The New York Times
06.06.10
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Cleveland Orchestra highlights new music with exhilarating “Composers Connect” event
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.18.10
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Scotsman
05.17.10
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Conductor is instrumental in concert success
Herald Scotland
04.12.10
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BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS MATTHIAS PINTSCHER AS ITS FIRST-EVER ARTIST-IN-ASSOCIATION
The Herald Scotsman
03.19.10
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Modernism for an Egyptian Myth
The New York Times
05.08.09
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Contemporary series regains direction
The Austrailian
09.24.08
Matthias Pintscher
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER PREMIERES NEW PIECE

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 Orchestra. 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. Pintscher is also named as the first composer-in-residence and artist-in-focus at Hamburg's new Elbphilharmonie concert hall which opens in autumn 2016, and will be featured in a series of portrait concerts in its inaugural season. 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 16/17 season include guest conducting appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, and San Diego, Bayerische Rundfunk, and Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien. He also takes the Ensemble Intercontemporain on tour to Asia, and will celebrate the orchestra's 40th anniversary. Recent conducting debuts include  the Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC), and Toronto Symphony.

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

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