Matthias Leboucher, Piano, Keyboards
Matthias Leboucher is a french pianist and composer actually based in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. His field of activity includes instrumental and electronic music, performance, installations, media-art, as a creator and performer.
He studied piano especially with Bernard Job, Françoise Thinat and Marie-Paule Siruguet, and was awarded the Maurice Ohana special mention at the 9th International Competition of Orleans in 2010. In 2020 he received the Startstipendium from the Austrian Ministry for the realization of his solo project Piano&. He also performs as a jazz pianist and improviser in various groups, including Mashed Peas in Salzburg.
In 2014 he created the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg with his colleague Josef Ramsauer and 8 musicians.
His productions as a composer are multiple and varied, ranging from pure instrumental music, with electronics and video, to installation and media art. His fields of interest include analog and digital synthesis, robotics, algorithmic composition, visual and theatrical aspects, poetry and literature. His music has been performed in France, Germany, Austria (Aspekte Festival, Dialoge Festival, Crossroads Festival...), China (Shanghai 9th New Music Week 2016), Lithuania (Gaida Festival), Greece, by ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Court-Circuit, oenm, Synaesthesis, Collect/Project, Interface, Chromoson, Enssle-Lamprecht, NAMES...
He studied composition with Jean-Luc Hervé, Tristan Murail and Achim Bornhöft, in Boulogne-Billancourt and at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, where he obtained his master's degree in 2017. He also studied with Alain Louvier (Orchestration, Analysis), Jan Maresz (Electronic Music) and Denis Dufour (Acousmatic Music) among others.