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Matthias Arter
Matthias Arter's musical vocation has followed an unconventional path. For many years now he has appeared as soloist and improviser, his lively interest in contemporary art forms and unconventional programme concepts determining new aesthetic directions. In his capacity as composer Matthias Arter has made public appearances with works for choir, solo voices, orchestra, solo instruments and some chamber music. He also works as chamber music player (e.g. Octomania, Arion Quintet, Collegium Novum Zurich, æquatuor), as principal oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of Basel, teaches at the University of the Arts Berne and is president of the Swiss Composers Association. His soloistic career has been documented by numerous CD's on pan classics, col legno, MGB, Arte Nova, RecRec and en avant.

First he was formed by Thomas Indermühle and Heinz Holliger, appeared subsequent in many international festivals for contemporary music and explores the field of intercultural exchange in the context of his own project organisation pre-art. In addition to these activities he is head of a research project at his University (Berne) which deals with questions of interpretation based on old recordings.

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