Matthias Pintscher was born in 1971in Marl, Germany. Composition studies with Giselher Klebe at the Detmold University of Music. 1992 - 1994 Composition studies with Manfred Trojahn at the Robert Schumann College in Düsseldorf. From 2007 Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Matthias Pintscher conducts with leading orchestras and ensembles worldwide, e.g. ensemble modern (Frankfurt), Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris), Klangforum Wien (Vienna), Avanti! (Helsinki), ensemble contrechamps (Geneva), remix ensemble (Porto), Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, DSO Berlin, RSO Berlin, NDR Hamburg, SWR Stuttgart, MDR Leipzig, RSO Saarbrucken, Museums-orchester Frankfurt, RSO Wien, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Strasbourg National Orchestra. The composer lives in Frankfurt and in Paris.