Matthias Pintscher sees his two main spheres of activity - composing and conducting - as entirely complementary. He has created significant works for the world’s leading orchestras, and his intrinsic understanding of the score from the composer’s perspective informs his ability to communicate on the podium. He regularly conducts throughout Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In June 2012, he was named by the Ensemble Intercontemporain as its next music director, beginning in the 2013-14 season.
Now entering into his third season as Artist-in-Association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Pintscher continues his partnership with the BBC SSO with concerts in both its regular subscription and contemporary series, covering the entire repertoire of music from the Baroque period to contemporary.
In the 2012-13 season, Mr. Pintscher will make debuts with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony in Miami, Colorado Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and will take the BBC Scottish Symphony to the London Proms and the Huddersfield Festival. He conducts an all-Beethoven program at the Beethoven Festival in Chicago, including a choreographed production of The Creatures of Prometheus. He returns to the New York Philharmonic, Curtis Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grand Tetons Music Festival, the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic for the 25th anniversary celebration of the chamber hall at the Berlin Philharmonie, and to the Slovenian Philharmonic, where he simultaneously curates the Slowind Festival in Ljubljana. In addition, he appears in the Leading European Composer series at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C ... read full bio