Ariane Matiakh

Conductor

designated GMD of the Staatskapelle Halle (from season 2019/20)
"In the end - and this I learned from Harnoncourt - one cannot be certain about anything, it remains unprovable. The only option is to feel it, to create something beautiful with taste. This he taught me - to look the human side. "
Ariane Matiakh, VAN Magazin, September 2018
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Biography

Versatility, musicality and technical precision, and above all a natural and passionate approach are trademark features of French conductor Ariane Matiakh. The daughter of two opera singers, she grew up in an exceptionally musical environment and learnt to play the piano at an early age. Later, she studied orchestral conducting in Vienna, where she also sang in the renowned Arnold Schoenberg Choir under conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Adam Fischer. Particularly formative experiences during her comprehensive training include the time she spent studying with Leopold Hager and Seiji Ozawa.
Her first appointment conducting in an opera house was at the Opéra et Orchestre de Montpellier, where she worked closely together with James Conlon, Armin Jordan, Emmanuel Krivine and Alain Altinoglu, among others. Subsequent engagements brought her to the Komische Oper Berlin, the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, and to Amsterdam, Gothenburg, Graz, Nice, Strasbourg and Halle. In 2009, she was nominated “Discovery of the Year” by the most important music prize in France, the “Révélation des Victoires de la musique”.
„In the end - and this I learned from Harnoncourt - one cannot be certain about anything, it remains unprovable. The only option is to feel it, to create something beautiful with taste. This he taught me - to look the human side. ”Ariane Matiakh, VAN Magazin, September 2018
Today, Ariane Matiakh’s repertoire covers opera and ballet, a wide variety of symphonic works, contemporary compositions and baroque music.

She often appears as guest conductor with leading ensembles such as the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the WDR and MDR Symphony Orchestras, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.

In the 2019/20 season, she makes her debut with the Wiener Symphoniker and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie. She also makes guest appearances conducting La Bohème at the Royal Opera House in London and Carmen at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, as well as returning to the opera house in Strasbourg (Samson et Dalila) and to Stockholm for performances with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Ariane Matiakh’s versatility and the joy she experiences when making musical discoveries is also reflected in her discography. For the Capriccio label, she recorded the works of Johanna Doderer as well as a CD with music by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix; in 2018, she received a Grammy nomination for her Capriccio recording of both piano concertos by Zara Levina with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. As part of a further collaboration with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, she recorded works by Harald Genzmer, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and Richard Strauss. Berlin Classic released a recording with piano concertos by Clara Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Ragna Schirmer and the Staatskapelle Halle.
In recognition of her achievements in French musical life and representing French culture abroad, Ariane Matiakh was awarded the “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French ministry of culture in 2014.

Ariane Matiakh has been a professor at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris since September 2018 and is General Music Director at the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle from the 2019/20 season onwards.
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Contacts: Arnold Simmenauer, Katja Hippler-Gromis

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Schedule

24.04.2019
20:00 Uhr
Heidelberg, DE / Kongreßhaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Ariane Matiakh, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Anika Vavic
25.04.2019
20:00 Uhr
Heidelberg, DE / Kongreßhaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Ariane Matiakh, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Anika Vavic
29.06.2019
20:00 Uhr
Weilburg, DE / Renaissancehof
Ariane Matiakh, Staatskapelle Halle, Ioana Goicea
30.06.2019
19:00 Uhr
Weilburg, DE / Renaissancehof
Ariane Matiakh, Staatskapelle Halle, Ragna Schirmer
18.08.2019
11:00 Uhr
Bregenz, AT / Festspiel- und Kongresshaus
Ariane Matiakh, Symphonieorchester Voralberg, Maximilian Hornung, Wolfgang Stefan Schwaigerr

Discography

Strauss & Wolf-Ferrari
Richard Strauss
Aus Italien

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Suite Veneziana

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Ariane Mathiak - Conductor

Capriccio, May 2018

Genzmer Concerti
Harald Genzmer
Piano Concerto
Cello Concerto
Trombone Concerto

Oliver Triendl - Piano
Patrick Demenga - Cello
Jörgen van Rijen - Trombone
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Ariane Mathiak - Conductor

Capriccio, November 2017


Clara
Clara Schumann
Piano Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto Nr. 4

Ragna Schirmer - Piano
Staatskapelle Halle
Ariane Mathial - Conductor

Berlin Classics, September 2017

Zara Levina
Zara Levina
Piano Concerto 1 & 2

Maria Lettberg - Piano
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Ariane Mathiak - Conductor

Capriccio, February 2017

Poulenc - Françaix
Francis Poulenc
Concerto for two pianos.
Les Animaux modèles.



Jean Françaix
Concerto for two pianos.

Mona and Rica Bard - Piano
Deutschen Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Ariane Mathiak - Conductor

Deutschlandradio Kultur, April 2015

Johanna Doderer
Johanna Doderer
Symphony 2
Violin Concerto 2

Anne Schwanewilms - Soprano
Yuri Revich - Violin
Deutschen Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Ariane Mathiak - Conductor

Videos

Schumann "Genoveva Overture" with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Clara Schumann, Klavier Konzert with Ragna Schirmer and Staatskapelle Halle

Contact

Arnold Simmenauer
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 724
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Katja Hippler-Gromis
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 730
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713