Christophe Mathias, Cello

Christophe Mathias (*born in Paris in 1983) began playing the cello at the age of seven. In 2001 he gained a place at the regional Paris Conservatory where he studied chamber music under Marc Coppey, Paul Boufil and François Salque. In 2003 he became a member of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes conducted by Emmanuel Krivine. In the same year he won 2nd prize in the Epernay Competition and studied under Philippe Muller and Ophélie Gaillard at the National School of Music in Aulnay-sous-Bois where he received first prize in his final exams.

Christophe Mathias attended the master classes of Christoph Henkel, Anner Bylsma and Dmitry Ferschtman. In September 2004 Mathias was accepted into Jean-Guihen Queyras’ class at the Stuttgart Academy of Music where he studied for four years. His participation in the semi-finals of the Bach (Leipzig), Domnick (Stuttgart) and Lutoslawski competitions (Warsaw) is characteristic of his varied and wide-ranging musical interests.

In 2006 and 2008 he attended the master class of the International Ensemble Modern Academy as part of the Klangspuren festival in Schwaz and in 2007 participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy.

Christophe Mathias plays a J.L. Prochasson cello.

Updated: 2010-09-27