Matthias Leboucher, Piano, Keyboards, Artistic direction
Matthias Leboucher began to play the piano at the age of 5. After studying with Bernard Job in Blois, he obtained in 2011 a Licence-DNSPM (Bachelor) at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) with Marie-Paule Siruguet. In 2010 he was awarded the Mention-Spéciale Maurice Ohana from the 9th Orléans International Piano Competition. He occasionally benefits from the teaching of Françoise Thinat, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alexandre Tharaud. He also regularly plays and records with the Ensemble Acouphène, Daniel Kientzy.
In 2014 he created the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg with his colleague Josef Ramsauer and 8 musicians.
As an improviser and a jazz musician, he regularly plays with different bands from duo to big-band. In 2012 he created with Arthur Pierre Butcher&Stone. In Salzburg, he regularly plays with jazz violinist Florian Willeitner and .
After studying harmony, analysis, Orchestration (in the class of Alain Louvier) he obtained in 2013 his Bachelor Composition at the PSPBB with Jean-Luc Hervé, and benefits from the teaching of Yan Maresz and Denis Dufour in electroacoustic music. Since 2013, he study as a Master student with Tristan Murail and Achim Bornhöft in the University Mozarteum Salzburg. His music is performed in France, Germany, Austria, China (Shanghai’s 9th New Music Week 2016), Lithuania (Gaida Festival) by ensembles such as Court-Circuit, OENM, Synaesthesis, Collect/Project, Interface, NAMES…