Biography

During the last years, the german austrian pianist Mathis Bereuter (*1993) could establish himself as one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation and has particularly developed a strong reputation as an exceptional chamber musician.

He gained international attention reaching the final rounds of the Busoni competition 2017 and is prizewinner of many international piano competitions like "Clavicologne" and "Mendelssohn Competition". Furthermore he was honored with an award from “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” and received the “Diethard-Wucher-Preis” and “Migros Kulturprozent Förderpreis”. He holds scholarships from the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes", is supported by the Ayame Foundation and has repeatedly received the Promotion Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

At the age of twelve Mathis Bereuter passed the entrance examination for the music academy in Basel. His teacher was Prof. Adrian Oetiker, along with Rudolf Lutz who gave him lessons in improvisation. After his abitur he commenced studies in the soloist class of Prof. Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. He attended masterclasses, among others, with Anne Queffélec, Zoltán Kocsis and Piotr Anderszewski.

In 2005, Mathis made his orchestral solo debut. Concerts have since taken him to the leading music centres in Europe, the Middle east and Asia, performing in venues such as Philharmonie Berlin and Suntory Hall in Tokyo or festivals like Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad or Kyoto International Music Festival. Several recordings for BBC, SWR, SR, BR, SRF and radio stations and television channels in the Middle East and Asia document his artistic ability.

Since the beginning of 2019 Mathis Bereuter works as a correpetitor of the string department at the University of Music and Drama Rostock and serves as a faculty member at the University of Arts Berlin at the moment. Mathis Bereuter is regularly invited as accompanist for international competitions such as ARD, Paulo, Joseph Joachim and Viva Hall, and works occasionally as collaborative pianist at the Karajan-Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. He is highly appreciated as a chamber musician and has worked with musical personalities like Frans Helmerson, Jens Peter Maintz and Nora Chastain.