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Scheidegger Mats

(1963)

Scheidegger Mats
Scheidegger Mats
Röschibachstr. 70
CH-8037 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: 41 (0)43 818 29 18
Internet: www.matsscheidegger.com

Biography
Mats Scheidegger was born in Baden, Switzerland. Since completing his studies in guitar at Winterthur Conservatory and Bern School of Music (soloists diploma cum laude) and under David Starobin in New York in the eighties he has been primarily engaged with the interpretation of contemporary music. Scheidegger has a repertoire which brings together the most important works of the twentieth century and allows him the privilege of pursuing an active concert career performing solo at such festivals as the Lincoln Center Festival New York, Festival D'Automne Paris, ENO London, Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern, Festspiele Berlin and the RuhrTriennale.
1997 - Mats Scheidegger performs Luciano Berio's guitar concert for the first time in Switzerland.
1998 - World Premiere of Sam Hayden's large-scale guitar solo 'Axe(s)' at the International Gaudeamus New Musik Week in Amsterdam
2000 - Educational visit to Mongolia
2001 - World premiere of the guitar concert written especially for him by the Swiss composer Nadir Vassena in Stuttgart
2004 - World premiere of Brian Ferneyhough's well-received opera 'Shadowtime' at the Munich Biennale in which Scheidegger performs the solo guitar
Further innumerable world premiere performances, an ever-increasing number of concerts with live electronic music and many radio and CD recordings round off his artistic activities.
The drive to be actively involved in the development of music and to further the possibilities of instruments has led to many intensive collaborations; the composers Helmut Lachenmann, Heinz Holliger, Brian Ferneyhough, Nadir Vassena, Pier-Luigi Billone and Sam Hayden are mentionable examples.
Future projects, besides further world premiere concerts, include the production of a debut solo CD and an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Italian dancer Valeria Magli. Scheidegger has more recently shown an intense interest in the romantic guitar with a transcription of, and concert activities with, 'Die Schöne Müllerin' by Franz Schubert.
Creating concert programmes is another passion of Mats Scheidegger: he was co-founder of the 'Gruppe für Neue Musik GNOM Baden' and was actively involved in the development of the 1998 'Tonkünstlerfest', he has been artistic director of the 'Tage für Neue Musik Zürich' festival since 1998.
Mats Scheidegger receives regular sponsorship from the canton of Aargau. He lives as a freelance musician and pedagogue in Zurich.


Repertory
Gary Berger: Dauerwelle for guitar, electronic tapes and electronics
Gary Berger: Dauerwelle for guitar and ambisonic player
Luciano Berio: Sequenza 11 für Gitarre
Luciano Berio: Chemin V für Gitarre und Orchester
Oscar Bianchi: Stone Rhapsody for electric guitar, two pianos, two percussions
Alvaro Carlevaro: Agustin y la Eternidad für Gitarre
Elliott Carter: Changes für Gitarre
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms 10 für Gitarre und Tonband
James Dillon: Shrouded Mirrors für Gitarre
Franco Donatoni: Algo für Gitarre
Brian Ferneyhough: Kurze Schatten II für Gitarre
Brian Ferneyhough: Les Froissements des Ailes de Gabriel für Gitarre und Ensemble
Sam Hayden: Axe(s) für Gitarre
Thomas Kessler: Guitar Control for guitar and live electronics
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut for Caudwell für Gitarre
Giacinto Scelsi: Ko-Tha für Gitarre
Salvatore Sciarrino: L'Addio a Trachis II für Gitarre
Nadir Vassena: Four Macabre Dances for guitar and ensemble (rec.1.1.0/0.0.0.0/perc/pf/0.1.1.1)
Lois V. Vierk: Go Guitars für elektrische Gitarre und Tonbänder
Tommy Zwedberg: Gir for guitar, plastic tugboat and tape
Diskographie
Oscar Bianchi (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 138, 2013)
Interpreten:
Gubler, Rico
Scheidegger, Mats
Werke:
Bianchi, Oscar: Gr... (2010)
Bianchi, Oscar: Primordia rerum (2003)
Bianchi, Oscar: Crepuscolo (2003-2004)
Bianchi, Oscar: Zaffiro (2005)
Bianchi, Oscar: Matra (2006-2007)
Bianchi, Oscar: Anahata Concerto (2008)
Bianchi, Oscar: Thanks to my Eyes (2010-2011)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Gitarren-Duo Scheidegger/Schmidt (Grammont Porträt Nr. 90, 2004)
Interpreten:
Frauchiger, Katrin
Scheidegger, Mats
Werke:
Holliger, Heinz: Praeludium, Arioso und Passacaglia (1987)
Feldmann, Walter: how many parts of it – the one, – and [how many] [the] other, nr. 2 the other (2002)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Helmut Lachenmann, Adriana Hölszky
Info: www.fonoteca.ch