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Mathis Rochat


Franco-Swiss violist, Mathis Rochat was born in 1994 in Geneva.

He began the violin at the age of seven in the Accademia d'Archi. Residing from Cologne in 2006, he discovered his passion for viola there by making chamber music. At 15 he was admitted to the Cologne High School of Music in the class of Antoine Tamestit. He is currently continuing his studies at the Leipzig High School of Music with Tatjana Masurenko. Participating in master classes such as the Kronberg Masterclasses, IMS Prussia Cove or LLM Blonay, he benefits from the advice of Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas Riebl, Garth Knox or the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and the Auryn quartet .

From 2011 to 2013 Mathis Rochat was viola solo of the youth orchestra of Germany with which he performed in major European halls but also in South America and China under the baton of conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Michael Sanderling, Markus Stenz and Sebastian Weigle. First prize on several occasions in the German national competition Jugend musiziert between 2007 and 2010, he also won the 3rd prize in the Maria Pajmanns Kania competition in 2008. He won the international competitions Cecil Aronowitz 2014 and the 53th Beethoven International Competition in 2015. Mathis is the guest of various concert series and festivals such as the Xiamen chamber music festival in China, Stavanger IMF in Norway, Musique in Marsac, Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festspiele in Germany where he performs as a soloist accompanied by the Norddeutsche Philharmonie in Walton's concerto . In 2016 he was selected by Gidon Kremer to participate in the project of the Kronberg Academy Chamber Music Connects the World where he shared the stage with Antje Weithaas, Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer.

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