Bio

French cellist Christophe Mathias share his activity between performing and teaching, between France and Germany. His membership with the Trio Steuermann and the contemporary Ensemble Interface bring him to appear in most leading avant-garde festivals, such as Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Ultraschall Berlin, Wien Modern, June in Buffalo NY (USA). He often gives workshop, as well for composers as for public, reading sessions and educational projects. His membership in Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Bloom, Ensemble Mesostics define him as a most valuable and trusted cellist. Christophe Mathias regularly perform with ensemble and orchestras such as Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, Ensemble l’Itinéraire Paris, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris.


A member of the 2008/09 International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt, he performed as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez in 2007/09. Christophe Mathias’s principal teachers include Marc Coppey and Philippe Muller in Paris and Jean-Guihen Queyras in Stuttgart. He furthered his studies in masterclasses with Christoph Henkel, Anner Bylsma, Dmitry Ferschtmann and Rohan de Saram.

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Ensemble interface

Christophe Mathias is a founding member of Ensemble Interface. This international collective of musicians is committed to contemporary music through performance, educational activities and research. Ensemble Interface adopt a shared approach to artistic direction. Each member actively participates in the planning and development of its artistic programme.

As a ‘Pierrot-plus’ sextet, Interface has taken on the challenge of a wide-ranging repertoire, all the while offering new perspectives for this classical set-up. Interface has also developed a strong focus on staged performances and music theatre, and carries out an ongoing research on new performance formats.

Passionate about sharing their commitment to new music, the members of Interface engage in a wide number of educational activities, ranging from projects for school children to workshops for composers and performers in international academic institutions.

www.ensembleinterface.com

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Recordings

Schönberg, Webern, Borowski

Chamber music
Trio Steuermann
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Johannes Boris Borowski

Portrait CD
Ensemble Interface
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Jagoda Szmytka

Portrait CD
Ensemble Interface
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Pierre Wissmer

Chamber music
Trio Steuermann
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