Matthias Pintscher (Marl, Duitsland, 1971) is the music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain. Apart from a fully booked concert season in Paris, he travels through Europe, Asia and the United States with the ensemble. Pintscher is active as a composer too: his works are performed by major orchestras and released on various music labels. The French-German musician enjoys doing challenging collaborations; he was artist in residence at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and is a creative partner of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since the 2020-21 season. Pintscher has been connected to the composition department of the Juilliard School in New York since 2014.
Studied with Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös
Previously with Ensemble intercontemporain at the Holland Festival
2015 Répons (Pierre Boulez)
2016 Le encantadas (Olga Neuwirth)