Matthias Maute

Matthias Maute, direction, flûtes

The conductor, composer, recorder and flute soloist Matthias Maute, winner of two Juno awards, has acquired an international reputation. He is the artistic director of Ensemble ArtChoral, Ensemble Caprice, and the Bach Society of Minnesota. Impressed by his artistic approach, The New York Times described the orchestra he conducts in Montréal, Ensemble Caprice, as “an ensemble that encourages the listener to re-listen to the world.” Maute’s recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos juxtaposed with Maute’s own arrangements of Preludes from Shostakovich’s Opus 87 was hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as standing out “for its fleet, characterful approach” and “its fresh, vibrant colors.” Matthias Maute’s compositions are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus. In 2014 and 2015, Maute’s Violin Concerto was performed by soloist Mark Fewer with the St. John’s Symphony and with I Musici de Montréal. His compositions are featured in 49 videos on Matthias Maute has made around twenty recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica, Dorian, Bridge, and ATMA Classique labels. He is regularly invited to perform at major international festivals. He is also co-artistic director of the Montréal Baroque Festival. Matthias Maute created the Mini-Concerts Santé during the pandemic in 2020, offering 12,000 Mini-Concerts Santé to 80 000 people in Quebec and Ontario by offering more than 3 000 hiring of professional singers and musicians during difficult times. Maute is the artistic director of the Art Choral project, featuring the history of choral singing from the 16th century to today on 15 albums (ATMA Classique), 15 concert videos and 120 videoclips. Maute initiated the ClassiqueInclusif project, which creates a platform for inclusion and diversity in the classical music.

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