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Matthias Beckert holds the professorship of orchestral conducting at University of Music in Detmold and he is professor of choral conducting at the University of Music in Würzburg. Furthermore he is guest professor at the University of Music in Hanover (Germany) as well as at the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland).

As conductor, he leads ensembles such as the prize-winning Cantabile Regensburg vocal ensemble and the Monteverdi-Choir Würzburg. Additionally he collaborates successfully with radio choirs and renowned orchestras such as the Hofer Symphonic, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra, Thuringian Symphonic Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Royal Köln and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.

Beckert has conducted numerous premieres in close collaboration with composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfram Buchenberg, Zsolt Gárdonyi, Heinz Werner Zimmermann, Alwin M.Schronen, Graham Lack, Josef Lammerz, Toshio Hosokawa and Wilfried Hiller.

He has been honored multiple times at the Bavarian Choir Competition and the German National Choir Competition. Furthermore, Beckert has been distinguished with the Cultural Medal of the City of Würzburg, as well as the Orlando-di-Lasso-Medal from the Bavarian Vocal Society and an award for choir directors from the German Music Council. Prof. Beckert has served as a judge for numerous national and international choral competitions. In 2016 he won the 2nd International Choral Competition of Budapest with Cantabile Regensburg and was awarded the prize for best conducting. He is also a jury member at national and international choir competitions.

He has appeared as a conductor in performances worldwide, including in France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary and Japan. Beckert’s work is featured on numerous radio and television programs as well as on CD recordings, for example with the labels CPO, Helbling, Musicaphon, Spektral and TYXart.

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