Matthias Maute

recorder & flute

Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as one of the finest recorder and baroque flute players of his generation and as a composer and as director. His solo career has soared since winning First Prize in the soloist category at the renowned Early Music Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1990. He made his debut at Lincoln Center in New York in December 2008. In 2003 and 2005, he was the featured recorder soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival. Matthias is also esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. With this ensemble he regularly appears at major festivals world wide. In Canada he has performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival international du Domaine Forget and Elora Festival among others.

To these achievements Matthias has added choir and orchestra direction, to which he has dedicated a large portion of his time in the past several years. In this regard he has focused more and more on large scale projects, directing among others such works as Bach’s B Minor Mass, G. F. Händel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and J. D. Zelenka’s Miserere. Under his direction Ensemble Caprice was awarded the prestigious 2009 JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral performance for its CD Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels on the Analekta label.

Matthias’s compositions hold an important place in the world of contemporary recorder music and are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus. Mr. Maute has made some twenty recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica, Dorian, Bridge and Atma Classique labels. He is a professor at McGill University in Montreal.

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