Matthias Pintscher (photo: Ensemble intercontemporain / Franck Ferville)
Matthias Pintscher signs with Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes, a Concord company, is delighted to welcome a prominent new figure to its roster of composers: while Matthias Pintscher has already been associated with the company in the past as a conductor of numerous works from its contemporary catalogues, the future collaboration will now focus on his own compositions. The artist is currently working on a major new music theatre project.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 20 June 2024
As a composer and conductor, Matthias Pintscher is an outstanding protagonist in the international music world. His works can frequently be found on the programmes of major international symphony orchestras. The delicate sonority of Pintscher’s charismatic music appeals to the emotions and senses, without neglecting intellectual veracity. The result is an unmistakable signature style that confidently combines a contemporary vocabulary with tradition. Pintscher is, in an emphatic sense, committed to beauty in art and to establishing close relations with poetry. This has not only won him a wide audience around the globe, but also leading interpreters who have commissioned numerous works.
Born in 1971 in Marl, Westphalia, Pintscher studied composition with Giselher Klebe and Manfred Trojahn. Important impulses also came from Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös, who also taught him conducting. He received numerous prizes and scholarships for his compositions from a young age. Matthias Pintscher has been Artist and Composer in Residence at the Suntory Hall Summer Festival, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, the Salzburg and the Lucerne Festivals, among others. Matthias Pintscher is currently working on his third full-length music theatre work, which will receive its world premiere in 2026.

As a conductor, he has made guest appearances at the Vienna and Berlin State Operas, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, among others. He was music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain for ten years. He currently is Creative Partner of the Cincinnati Symphony and Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony as well as Professor at the Juilliard School in New York.
Tina Funk, Managing Director of Concord Music Publishing, GSA, states: “Matthias Pintscher is a great international artistic personality. His subtle, idiosyncratic musical language impresses us just as much as his outstanding commitment to the music of our time. We are delighted to be entering into a new creative partnership with him.”
Matthias Pintscher himself states: “My first memories of Boosey & Hawkes go back to 1989, when as a teenager I was allowed to do an internship in the publishing house’s hire library, then still in Regent Street. The access to all the scores by Stravinsky, Bartók, Rachmaninoff, but also authors such as Peter Maxwell Davies, gave me an insight into such diverse musical worlds that it was precisely at this time that I began to seriously consider becoming a musician myself, expressing myself and communicating by composing. Today, some 30 years later, I am joining the ranks of Boosey composers myself. I am very much looking forward to the dialogue with the excellent teams in Berlin, London and New York. The mutual ‘recognition’ on a human level, and the desire to create something together, was immediate. I have found a new artistic home. Avanti!”.

Matthias Pintscher lives in New York, Berlin and Paris. Works until May 2024 are published by Bärenreiter Verlag.