Biography

Born in Vienna, his outstanding musical talent was discovered at the early age of 5 when he was accepted as a student of the University of Music in Vienna. Still a student in the concert class of Hans Graf he won top prizes at international piano competitions, including the “Busoni” (Bolzano 1984 - Silver Medal), “Rubinstein” (Tel Aviv 1986 - Gold Medal), and “Bösendorfer” (Vienna 1988 - First Prize) competitions.

On advice of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Rolf Liebermann and trained and promoted by Ferdinand Leitner and Carl Melles he started a second career as a conductor. Rolf Lieberman also engaged him as assistant conductor at Salzburg Mozarteum (“Le nozze di Figaro”, directed by Peter Ustinov; Conductor: Gary Bertini).

He was co-founder of the independent opera-scene in Vienna and appointed first artistic director of Jugendstil-Theatre. Consequently he worked as a conductor (among others) at Prague State Opera and the Vienna Festival (“The Magic Flute“ 1991, “La belle Hélene” 1993). In 1995 John Neschling invited him to the Theater St. Gallen (Switzerland) as assistant conductor and assistant to the opera-director. Since the year 1999 he was working as  a freelance conductor.

After a 10-year time-out from classical music, he has been a regular conductor and pianist since 2010. In 2011, Deutsche Grammophon presented his CD / DVD "Violin in Motion", recorded together with Lidia Baich. Highly appreciated is also his work with singers like Daniela Fally, Elina Garanca, Benjamin Bruns, Thomas Hampson, Andreas Schager, or Ramon Vargas in concert and opera.
Recent engagements as a conductor include engagements in the USA (Philadelphia, New York/Lincoln Center, Washington, Miami), Canada (Montreal, Ottawa , Toronto, Vancouver), China (Peking, Shanghai, Guangzhou), Japan (Tokyo Spring Festival) and Korea (Seoul Art Center, Daegu Opera House).­

Artist Website

www.fletzberger.com 

Management

Worldwide

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

Press

 

Heinz Sichrowsky, NEWS 2011

"An artist of first order ... In the area of the late romanticism Fletzberger has to fear nobody. An extraordinary feeling for rhythm, inexhaustible strength, endless richness of moods and fabulous feelings for proportions."

Montreal Gazette

"... Conductor Matthias Fletzberger was leading an orchestra that sounded both relaxed and well rehearsed. String sounds were warm and balances refined ..."

Kronen-Zeitung

"Matthias Fletzberger conducted a meticulously rehearsed, wonderful interplay between singers and orchestra."

Frankfurter Allgemeine

"Colorful sounds came from the orchestra pit, where the Austrian Chamber-Symphony under the direction of Matthias Fletzberger strove respectably for Krenek's scores "
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