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Matthias Winckhler

Matthias Winckhler, born and raised in Munich, studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Andreas Macco and in Wolfgang Holzmair's lied and oratorio class. He received further musical impulses in master classes with Matthias Goerne, Markus Hinterhäuser, Graham Johnson, Christa Ludwig, Malcolm Martineau, Bejun Mehta, Michele Pertusi, Rudolf Piernay, Peter Schreier, Bo Skovhus and Breda Zakotnik. He has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the 2014 Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the 2012 Bach Competition in Leipzig.

From 2015 to 2018, he was a member of the ensemble at the Lower Saxony State Opera in Hanover, where his roles included Count Almaviva (Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Mozart - The Magic Flute), Albert (Massenet - Werther), Belcore (Donzetti - L'eslisir d'amore) and Tom (Henze - The English Cat). In 2018, Matthias Winckhler sang Don Fernando in Beethoven's "Fidelio" with the Basel Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Giovanni Antonini with performances at the Theater an der Wien and the Théâtre du Champs-Elysées, among others. He also sang Frank in Korngold's "Die tote Stadt" at the Théâtre du Capitol in Toulouse in November 2018.

Concert invitations have taken Matthias Winckhler to many renowned festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Thüringer Bachwochen and the Mozartwoche Salzburg.

He has worked with with the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin under the direction of Peter Dijkstra, the Capella Rejal de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), the Bavarian Radio Choir (Howard Arman), the Bach Choir and Orchestra Munich (Hansjörg Albrecht), the Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki), the Camerata Salzburg (Hans Graf), the Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Jos van Veldhoven), the NDR-Elbphilharmonie-Orchester, the NDR-Radiophilharmonie (Andrew Manze), the MDR-Sinfonieorchester (Risto Joost), the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (Matthew Halls) and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Pablo Heras-Casado).

As a lieder singer, Matthias Winckhler performs with Marcelo Amaral, Bernadette Bartos, Verena Metzger, Akemi Murakami and Jan-Philip Schulze.