The Bach Society of Minnesota is proud to announce the appointment of Matthias Maute as Artistic Director beginning June 1, 2016.
Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as a conductor, recorder and flute player, and as a composer. Currently based in Montréal, Matthias Maute is widely recognized for his work as artistic director and conductor of Ensemble Caprice. Known for creating and leading ingenious and captivatingly original programs, he tours extensively with the ensemble, frequently performing in prestigious festivals around the globe. He also frequently performs as member of REBEL and as guest soloist and conductor with the world’s leading baroque orchestras, including: Seattle Baroque, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, “Apollo’s Fire,” and the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble. In 2014 Maute became co- artistic director of the Montreal Baroque Festival.
He is a Bach specialist, performing cantatas, oratorios, passions, and the B minor Mass with Ensemble Caprice. As Alex Ross of the New Yorker said about Ensemble Caprice’s performance of Brandenburg Concerti+Shostakovich, “(Bach) likes what he hears.”
Since winning first prize in the soloist category at the prestigious Bruges Early Music Competition in 1990, Maute has garnered an impressive international reputation not only as a recorder and baroque flute virtuosos