Matthias Pintscher is equally accomplished as conductor and composer, having created significant works for some of the world’s leading orchestras, and regularly conducting throughout Europe, U.S., and Australia. He is the music director of the Ensemble Intercomporain, a role he began in the 2013–14 season, and he continues his partnership with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as its artist-in-association. Recent and upcoming conducting debuts include the Atlanta, Colorado, National (Washington, D.C.), New World, and Quebec symphony orchestras; Los Angeles Philharmonic; National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Highlights this season in addition to these performances with the New York Philharmonic include tours to Geneva, Cologne, and Holland with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and appearances with the NDR, Dresden, Naples, and Slovenian philharmonic orchestras, as well as with the Utah Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Paris Opera Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra, and concerts in Chicago and Tel Aviv.
As a composer, Mr. Pintscher found success at an early age and is the recipient of numerous prizes, including most recently the 2012 Roche Commission. His music is championed by some of today’s finest performing artists and conductors, and has been performed by orchestras such as The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; BBC, Chicago, London, and NDR symphony orchestras; and Berlin Philharmonic, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and Orchestre de Paris. The New York Philharmonic has previously performed two of his works: Towards Osiris, in 2010, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, and Songs from Solomon’s Garden, performed on CONTACT!, the new-music series, in 2010, baritone Thomas Hampson as soloist and Alan Gilbert conducting.
Mr. Pintscher works regularly with leading contemporary music ensembles and since 2011 has directed the music segment of Impuls Romantik Festival in Frankfurt. He also served as artistic director of the Heidelberg Atelier of the Heidelberg Spring Festival since 2007, now known as the Heidelberg Young Composers’ Academy. His works are published by Bärenreiter-Verlag. Recordings can be found on Kairos, EMI, ECM, Teldec, Wergo, and Winter & Winter. Matthias Pintscher has conducted two previous New York Philharmonic presentations: he was one of three conductors to lead Stockhausen’s Gruppen in Philharmonic 360 at Park Avenue Armory, and led Mahler in Emanuel Ax’s November 2012 chamber music event co-presented with Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.