In the 2013-14 season, Matthias Pintscher became the music director of Ensemble Intercomporain and continues his partnership with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as its artist-in-association. As composer and conductor, he has created significant works for some of the world's leading orchestras, and regularly conducts throughout Europe and the U.S.
Recent and upcoming conducting debuts include the Atlanta, Colorado, and New World Symphony orchestras, Quebec Symphony, and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Other highlights include tours to Geneva, Cologne, and Holland with the Ensemble; performances with the New York, Naples, and Slovenian Philharmonic orchestras, Utah Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Paris Opera Orchestra, Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, NDR Sinfonieorchester, and concerts in Chicago and Tel Aviv. He has appeared in many festivals such as Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Ljubljana and Lucerne.
As composer, Pintscher found success at an early age and is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2012 Roche Commission. He 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.
Mr. Pintscher will join the composition faculty in the 2014-15 school year.