Equally accomplished as conductor and composer, Matthias Pintscher is the music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain. He continues his partnership with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as its artist-in-association, conducting concerts in both the regular subscription and contemporary series. In May 2014, he also began a three-year appointment as artist-in-residence with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2014-15 season, Pintscher made several important debuts including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre orchestra and Bayerische Rundfunk. He returns to the Atlanta and Danish National symphony orchestras, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Hamburg and Helsinki philharmonics, as well as the symphony orchestras of Melbourne and Sydney. Pintscher joined the composition faculty at the Juilliard School in September 2014.
A prolific composer, Pintscher’s new orchestral composition, idyll, had its world premiere in October 2014 by the Cleveland Orchestra, followed by performances by the Bayerische Rundfunk and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Pintscher was the 2012 recipient of the Roche Commission. His work, Chute d’Étoiles: Hommage à Anselm Kiefer for two trumpets and orchestra, premiered at the Lucerne Festival in 2012 by the Cleveland Orchestra, and was subsequently performed at Severance Hall in Cleveland and at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Past conducting engagements have included the Staatskapelle Berlin, NDR Hamburg, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Paris Opera and Mariinsky orchestras; Orchestre Philharmonique de France, Orchestre National de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Belgique, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Torino); BBC, MDR Leipzig, Berlin Radio and Vienna Radio symphony orchestras; Utah, Milwaukee and New World symphonies and Grand Teton Music Festival, among others.
Matthias Pintscher makes his home in New York and Paris. His works are published by Bärenreiter-Verlag. Recordings can be found on Kairos, EMI, ECM, Teldec, Wergo, and Winter & Winter.