Biography

The Austrian-German pianist Mathis Bereuter (*1993) passed the entrance examination for the Musikhochschule Basel at the age of twelve. His teacher was Professor Adrian Oetiker, along with Rudolf Lutz who gave him lessons in improvisation. In spring 2013 he commenced studies with Prof. Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. 

Mathis attended masterclasses with Anne Queffélec, Zoltán Kocsis, Piotr Anderszewski, Roland Krüger and Aleksandar Madžar.

He is highly appreciated as a chamber musician and has worked with musical personalities like Jean Guihen Queyras, Frans Helmerson, Jens Peter Maintz, Ivan Monighetti, Troels Svane, Thomas Demenga, Nora Chastain, Eberhard Feltz and the Artemis Quartet.

 

Mathis 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”.

 

In 2005, Mathis made his orchestral solo debut. Concerts have since taken him to all the leading music centres in Europe, playing at festivals like Braunschweig Classix, Dannenberger Frühling or Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad. The critics wrote: “…not only was Bereuter clear and precise in playing the notes, but he contributed hugely to the lilt and atmosphere of these romantic works. He’s going to be a talent to watch for the future.” (David Karlin, 8 February 2013, Gstaad). He also did many concert tours around Japan with solo recitals i.a. in the Suntory Hall, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Kyoto Concert Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Tokyo Yamaha Hall and was invited to the Kyoto International Music Festival in 2015. Several recordings for SWR, SR, BR, SRF and Japanese radio stations and television channels document his artistic ability.

 

Mathis 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.