Matthias Pintscher is the Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the world’s leading contemporary music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez. Known equally as one of today’s foremost composers, Mr. Pintscher will have two works premiered this season: Nur, a concerto for piano and ensemble will be performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble conducted by the composer; and a new work for baritone, chorus, and orchestra will be performed by Dietrich Henschel and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich conducted by Kent Nagano.

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, and the New World Symphony in Miami. In Europe, Pintscher returns to the Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic.