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« Mathieu combines mature musicianship with technical capacity to reveal the character of music through his gestures » Semyon Bychkov
As a conductor, violist, composer, arranger, founding member of the Quatuor Ebène, and countless other distinctions, Mathieu Herzog is a consummate artist. To date he has more than 1,000 concerts to his credit.
Winner of the « Concours International de Bordeaux », and of the ARD competition in Munich, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world including Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Disney Hall in Los Angles, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Mathieu has recorded multiple albums with labels such as Warner Classics, EMI, and Blue Note. Received to wide acclaim by critics worldwide, these recordings have been awarded the “Diapason D’or”, the “Choc du monde de la musique”, and Album of the Year by Gramophone, to name just a few.
With this extensive experience to his credit, and further to years of close collaboration and tutelage by such acclaimed artists as Mitsuko Uchida, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Menahem Pressler, Mathieu decided in 2014 to devote himself to conducting.
Working alongside Semyon Bychkov earns him an immediate invitation to become his assistant. Eager for knowledge, he spent a year at the University of Vienna studying under the tutelage of the esteemed professor Mark Stringer.
Since the start of this new professional orientation, Mathieu has been active on many fronts: In 2014 he was awarded First Prize at the International London Classical Soloist Orchestra Competition in London, and a year later the “édito musica” prize in Budapest. In 2015 he created his ensemble Appassionato, which specializes in the performance of a large range of repertoire adapted to chamber music formations, Mathieu has also conducted the New Japan Philarmonic, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Nancy, the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the Tonnehalle Orchester…
During the 2016/17 season, he will be the guest music director of the Orchestre de chambre of the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musical de Lyon where he will also give a seminar on string quartets. Mathieu will conduct in France, Belgium, England and Japan and will make his debut in 2017 with the London Royal Philharmonic.
Beyond his work as a performer, Mathieu is also an accomplished arranger, working with such important vocalists as Phillipe Jarrousky and Natalie Dessay, and, in other genres, with singers Stacey Kent and Luz Casals. From 2008 to 2014 Mathieu was Artistic Director of the “Pringtemps musical de Saint Cosme” festival in Tours (France).
He has given masterclasses in England (Lake District Festival), in Germany (Frankfurt, Freiburg, Stuttgart and Berlin Hochschule), and in 2009 was named Professor in Residence at the prestigious Colburn School in Los Angeles (United States). Passionate about literature and history, Mathieu is currently working on a libretto based on the life of Georges Bizet.
« One of those graceful moments that only music deserves and can offer » Le Figaro