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Matthias Pintscher

Camerata Aberta

Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., NYC

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Matthias Pintscher sees his two main spheres of activity - composing and conducting - as entirely complementary. He has created significant works for some of the world’s leading orchestras, and his intrinsic understanding of the score from the composer’s perspective informs his ability to communicate on the podium. He now regularly conducts throughout Europe and the U.S.

In the 2010/2011 season, Mr. Pintscher begins a three-year appointment as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s first ever Artist-in-Association, elected to the post after a single appearance before the orchestra. He will conduct two programs during their 75th anniversary season, both a contemporary concert and a program of modern classics juxtaposed with traditional repertoire.

He makes his debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and with the Bamberg Symphony, and returns to the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra. Elsewhere in Europe, Mr. Pintscher returns to the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Torino) in the Rai NuovaMusica series, and performs with the Slovenian Philharmonic.

In the U.S., Mr. Pintscher makes his Philadelphia debut in the Perelman Theater at Kimmel Center with the Curtis Contemporary Music Ensemble 20/21, his Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra debut, and returns to the Cleveland Orchestra in a program that includes one of his own compositions, Reflections on Narcissus. In New York, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will dedicate a “Portrait” program to his works at Columbia University’s Miller Theater.