Born in 1993, Matthias Well began his musical training as a violinist at the age of five. He entered the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as a sixteen-year-old junior student with Sonja Korkeala and completed his violin studies in the class of Mi-Kyung Lee with honors in 2015. Matthias Well has been pursuing his master’s degree in chamber music since 2016. He was awarded Second Prize at the University’s instrumental competition in addition to the Special Prize of the
Kulturkreis Gasteig with his twoWell duo.
As a soloist, Matthias Well has performed with members of the Munich Philharmonic, Holzkirchen Symphony, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, and Taurida International Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg. With the Symphony Orchestra of the German National Academic Foundation, he premiered Alexander F. Müller’s work The burden of tolerance in 2016. In addition to his solo career, the violinist is dedicated to chamber music.
During a master class in Kronberg, he played in a quartet that included István Várdai and Kirill Troussov, and performed in a chamber ensemble with Hariolf Schlichtig and Sonja Korkeala at the Odeon Concerts in Munich. He also concertizes regularly with his sister, cellist Maria Well, and Busoni Competition prizewinner Lilian Akopova. Since 2010 he has held a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation.
Picture: Dominik Odenkirchen
A lively tribute to funeral music of different cultures
Matthias Well, Violin - Maria Well, Cello - Zdravko Živkovic, Accordion