Biography

Nicol Matt, one of Germany’s few new generation conductors enjoying international reputation, was born in 1970 in the Black Forest region of Germany and studied Lutheran church music, conducting, vocal coaching, score reading at the piano and singing at the music academies of Stuttgart and Strasbourg.
He is conductor of the Chamber Choir of Europe (which, until spring 2002, bore the name Nordic Chamber Choir). Since 2001, he has also conducted the amadeus-choir. These two choirs have given numerous concerts around the world.

Almost one hundred CD productions – for Brilliant Classics, Bayer Records, ARS Produktion, Hänssler Classics and Dabringhaus & Grimm – with recordings of highly demanding vocal, orchestral and instrumental works, document his sophistication as an artist and show him to be a man of many skills. He has an impressively broad and varied repertoire at his command. Worldwide sales of over eight million CDs testify to the demand for his highly-regarded interpretations.

He regularly receives invitations to perform at established concert series such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the SWR Festival and the MDR Musical Summer – a reflection of the undivided praise accorded his high artistic standards by the press. Extensive concert and production activities as a guest conductor have brought him together with many prestigious orchestras both inside and outside Germany.

Alongside the intensive work with his own ensembles, the Chamber Choir of Europe and the European Chamber Soloists, Nicol Matt always finds time to work together with soloists from leading radio orchestras such as the SWR, NDR or the BR, as well as to become involved in interesting crossover projects, for example with the actors Mathieu Carrière, Daniela Ziegler, Dieter Laser and Christine Kaufmann.

His active cooperation with contemporary composers from Germany, England and the USA – including Morten Lauridsen, Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Hans Schanderl, Frank Zabel – shows just how open he is to everything new as well as his desire to round off his artistic profile.

dated: 06/2010

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