Matthias Pintscher, composer, conductor

The New York Philharmonic

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Biography
Matthias Pintscher Felix Broede

Matthias Pintscher is music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, became principal conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra at the start of the 2016–17 season, and is in his eighth year as artist-in-association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In the 2017–18 season he makes several significant debuts, including with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, and Lisbon’s Gulbenkian orchestras. Mr. Pintscher and the Ensemble Intercontemporain bring an ambitious presentation of Pierre Boulez’s Répons to New York’s Park Avenue Armory and perform on tour at London’s Royal Festival Hall), Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and Cologne’s Philharmonie. Additionally, they will be joined by alumni of the Lucerne Festival in a special multimedia Messiaen project to be performed in four cities. Return engagements as guest include the Los Angeles Philharmonic (in both a subscription week and at the Hollywood Bowl), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (premiering Salvatore Sciarrino’s new piano concerto with Jonathan Biss), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. A supporter of and mentor to students and young musicians, he also works with the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, culminating in a concert at the Philharmonie. In the 2016–17 season Mr. Pintscher was the inaugural composer-in-residence and artist-in-focus at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie; took the Ensemble Intercontemporain on tour to Asia and celebrated the orchestra’s 40th anniversary; and appeared as guest with ensembles including The Cleveland and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestras. Last season also saw the premiere of Mr. Pintscher’s un despertar, his second cello concerto performed by Alisa Weilerstein and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth, and Shirim, with baritone Bo Skovhus and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra led by Christoph Eschenbach.

Matthias Pintscher began his musical training in conducting, studying with Peter Eötvös in his early 20s, during which time composing soon took a more prominent role in his life. His compositions is championed by some of today’s finest performing artists, orchestras, and conductors, and have been performed by distinguished ensembles including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony orchestras and the Orchestre de Paris. Bärenreiter is his exclusive publisher, and recordings of his compositions can be found on the Kairos, EMI, Teldec, Wergo, and Winter & Winter labels. He has been on the composition faculty of The Juilliard School since 2014.

Upcoming 2018-2019 Performances
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February, 2019 Thursday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Matthias Pintscher mar'eh (New York Premiere)
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
Artists
Matthias Pintscher Composer, Conductor, Speaker
Renaud Capuçon Violin
Stravinsky's <em>Firebird</em> and Ravel
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7:30 PM Concert

Stravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

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Program To Include
Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Matthias Pintscher mar'eh (New York Premiere)
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
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Matthias Pintscher Composer, Conductor, Speaker
Renaud Capuçon Violin

22

February, 2019 Friday

Stravinsky's <em>Firebird</em> and Ravel
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8:00 PM Concert

Stravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

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Program To Include
Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Matthias Pintscher mar'eh (New York Premiere)
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
Artists
Matthias Pintscher Composer, Conductor, Speaker
Renaud Capuçon Violin

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February, 2019 Saturday

Saturday Matinee: Stravinsky's <em>Firebird</em>
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2:00 PM Concert

Saturday Matinee: Stravinsky's Firebird

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Ibert Trois pièces brèves
Gounod Petite symphonie, for Winds
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
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Matthias Pintscher Composer, Conductor, Speaker
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic
Stravinsky's <em>Firebird</em> and Ravel
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8:00 PM Concert

Stravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

CYO
Program To Include
Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Matthias Pintscher mar'eh (New York Premiere)
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
Artists
Matthias Pintscher Composer, Conductor, Speaker
Renaud Capuçon Violin
<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Matthias Pintscher
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Matthias Pintscher

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Matthias Pintscher Curator
Nadia Sirota Host
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