„I know Matthias Bartolomey as a very gifted and multi faceted cellist. He has accomplished an impressive number of high level performances and has collaborated with some oft he greatest musicians in the world today. I highly recommend him for concert engagements worldwide.“ Mariss Jansons
„Quite a few times I have worked with Matthias Bartolomey as a soloist as well as in various chamber-music venues. He is an extraordinary musician, technically brillant and musically sensitive.“ Andrè Previn
Matthias Bartolomey was born in 1985 and started to play the cello at the age of seven.
He took his first cello lessons with his father and became a student of Prof. Valentin Erben at the University for music and performing arts in Vienna in 1995. From 2007 he studied with Prof. Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where in 2010 he completed his studies with a Masterdegree.
He is prize winner of the Austrian youth competition „Prima la musica“, the competition „Musica Juventutis“ by the Wiener Konzerthaus and winner of the 2nd prize at the International Brahms competition in Pörtschach 2006. In 2009 he received the „Erich Schenk-Preis“ for young musicians by the Mozartgemeinde Wien.
Numerous projects as soloist and chambermusician brought Matthias to Germany, Italy, Slovenia, France, Great Britain as well as China, Japan and the USA. As soloist in particular he played with the Vienna chamberorchestra, the Vienna academic orchestra, the “Domorchester St.Stephan” (St.stephen cathedral vienna), the Vienna chamber- philharmony, the “Symphony in C”(Boston), and the Symphony-orchestra of the Mozarteum- University.
As a Orchestramusician Matthias repeatedly plays at the Vienna Stateopera, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony and the Mahler-Chamber Orchestra. Since 2010 he is playing as a solocellist with Nikolaus Harnoncourts ́s “Concentus Musicus Wien” and with the Camerata Salzburg.
He also attended masterclasses with Janos Starker, Patrick Demenga, Christoph Richter, Heinrich Schiff and the Alban Berg Quartett.
Matthias is playing a cello by David Tecchler (1727).