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Mathis Rochat


Mathis Rochat was born in Geneva in 1994 and grew up in France before moving to Cologne (Germany) in 2006. He began his musical studies in the „Accademia d’Archi“ on the violin and switched over to the viola at the age of 13, taught by Prof. Bernhard Oll. In 2010 Mathis Rochat entered the studio of Prof. Antoine Tamestit at the Cologne University of Music and studied there as a “young student“ until 2013. He is currently studying with Prof. Tatjana Masurenko at the University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig and attended many masterclasses e.g „IMS Prussia Cove“, „Kronberg Academy masterclasses“ and „Blonay masterclasses“ with renamed professors such as Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Hartmuth Rode, Thomas Riebl, Lars Anders Tomter, the Auryn and Vogler String Quartets and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. During his time as solo violist of the German national youth orchestra, Mathis Rochat worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Markus Stenz, Sebastian Weigle and Michael Sanderling.

As a chamber musician he enjoyed playing with artists such as Alasdair Beatson, Amaury Coeytaux, Yan Levionnois, Victor Julien Lafferrière, Manuel Vioque-Judde, Thomas Reif, Francois-Xavier Poizat, Brian O'Kane at the Xiamen international music festival (China), „Août musical de Deauville“ and “Musique à Marsac" (France).

In 2016 Mathis was invited by the Kronberg Academy to play at its prestigious festival „Chamber Music Connects the World“ where he shared the stage with Gidon Kremer, Antje Weithaas and Christian Tetzlaff.

As a soloist Mathis Rochat appeared at the "Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festspiele 2015" playing the Walton Viola concerto with the "Norddeutsche-Philharmonie Rostock" under Wojciech Rajski as well as with the „Ensemble Da Capo“ for the Hoffmeister concerto and Mozart’s Concertante with David Castro-Balbi.

Between 2007 and 2010 Mathis Rochat was awarded numerous times in solo and chamber music categories of the German national youth music competition “Jugend Musiziert“ and was Prize winner of the “Maria Pajmanns-Kania Preis 2008“. He is laureate of two international competitions; the “Cecil Aronowitz international competition Birmingham 2014“ and the “ 53th Beethoven international competition 2015“.

He is a current fellow of the „Villa Musica Rheinland Pfalz“ foundation.

Mathis Rocha er født i Geneva i 1994 og vokset op i Frankrig, inden han i 2006 flyttede til Köln i Tyskland. Han begyndte hans musikalske studier i Accademia d’Archi hvor han fik undervisning i Bratsch hos Prof. Bernhard Oll.  Fra 2010 til 2013 studerede Mathis hos Prof. Antoine Tamest på konservatoriet i Köln. Han studerer nu hos Prof. Tatjana Masurenko at Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« i Leipzig og har deltaget i masterclasses med renommerede professorer som Tabea  Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Hartmuth Rode, Thomas Riebl, Lars Anders Tomter, the Auryn and Vogler String Quartets and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. Som koncertmester for det Tyske nationale ungdomsorkester, spillede Mathis under dirigenter som Sir Simon Rattle, Markus Stenz, Sebastian Weile, og Michael Sanderling.

Mathis Rochat vandt, mellem 2007-2010, adskillige adskillige priser i solo- og kammermusik kategorierne i Jugend Musiziert, og fik Maria Pajmanns-Kania Preis i 2008. Han har desuden vundet to internationale konkurrencer; Cecil Aronowitz International Competition Birmingham i 2014 og Beethoven International Competition i 2015.