Matthias Beckert holds the position of professor for choral conducting at the University of Music in Würzburg and of guest professor at the University of Music in Hanover (Germany) as well as at the Academy of Music in Kraków (Polen). As conductor, he leads ensembles such as the prizewinning Cantabile Regensburg vocal ensemble and the Monteverdi-Choir Würzburg.
In addition, he has been working successfully with renowned orchestras such as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Hofer Symphonic, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thuringian Symphonic Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.
Beckert has conducted numerous premieres in close collaboration with composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfram Buchenberg, Zsolt Gárdonyi, Josef Lammerz and Heinz Werner Zimmermann.
He has been awarded multiple times at the Bavarian Choir Competition and the German National Choir Competition. Furthermore, Beckert has been honored with the Cultural Medal of the City of Würzburg. Additionally, he was awarded by the Bavarian Vocal Society with the Orlando-di-Lasso-Medal, in the choral conducting forum by the Bavarian Radio Choir and by the German Music Council with an award for choir directors.
Prof. Beckert has served as a judge for numerous national and international choral competitions. He has appeared as a conductor in performances worldwide, including Italy, France, Poland, Spain, and Japan. Beckert’s work is featured on numerous radio and television programs as well as on CD recordings, for example with the labels Musicaphon, cpo and Spektral.