After receiving the prestigious DAAD- scholarship in 2008, Matthias moved to New York to study at Aaron Copland School of Music, taking lessons with Antonio Hart, Michael Mossmann and David Berkman. Returning to Cologne, Germany, he found himself working in a variety of musical contexts, recording for Deutschlandfunk, WDR, HR, or Radio Bremen with his current bands Triosence, Tobias Christls “Wildern”, Angelica Niesciers “ Sublim” german-english band “Paragon” and his own group “ Koi- Trio”. Matthias is an intensly touring musician and has played on international festivals in over 35 countries, such as Jazz Utsav, New Dheli (IN), Eurojazz, Mexico City (MEX), Tremplin Jazz Europeen, Avignon (F), or Jazzfestival Willisau, Willisau (CH).
Jazz Double Bass / Band Coaching / Applied Theory Combo / Master Research Coach
Matthias has studied orchestral music, jazz and popular music at Musikhochschule Mannheim, Germany and Queens College, New York. He participated in master classes with Charlie Haden, Drew Gress, Eric Harland and has played in classical orchestras, such as Young Austrian Philharmonic Orchestra and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.