Matias de Oliveira Pinto
Violoncello, Chamber Music
Matias de Oliveira Pinto was born in São Paulo, Brazil into a family of artists. Already in his early childhood he took piano lessons, later cello lessons and became already with 18 years, and still a student of Prof. Zygmunt Kubala, a lecturer at the Music Academy in Curitiba (Brazil). In the same year he attended a master class with Aldo Parisot and he had a successful competition, winning a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation. In Europe, he studied with Prof. Eberhard Finke (1.Solo Cello of the Berlin Philharmonic) and later, two years at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Prof. Csaba Onczay. He had master classes with Antonio Meneses, Gerhard Mantel, William Pleeth and Paul Tortelier.
Many concert tours have been leading Matias de Oliveira Pinto through South America, Europe, USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, where he is working both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and pedagogue. Matias de Oliveira Pinto has appeared in many international festivals.
He has been performing regularly in the most important concert halls of Berlin.
In addition to his concert career Matias de Oliveira Pinto is a sought-after cello pedagogue. Since 1991 he has taught, among others at the Berlin Academy of Music (UdK - since 2005 as a visiting professor). In the summer semester 2005, he started teaching at the Musikhochschule Münster. He has led several violoncello and chamber music courses in Germany, France, Brazil, USA and Japan.
He has edited works of the contemporary cello repertoire for the publishing houses "Edition Margaux" and "Neue Musik". Many composers dedicated works to him. He has participated in various Radio and CD Productions.