“It doesn’t matter if I am playing classical or progressive rock on my cello. The possibilities of colour, shapes and power in Larsen strings are sheer endless!
And when I think it can’t get any better – they always take it one step further!”
Larsen Strings for Cello
“Quite a few times I have worked with Matthias Bartolomey as a soloist as well as in various chamber-music venues. He is an extraordinary musician, technically brilliant and musically sensitive.”
Matthias Bartolomey was born in 1985 and started to play the cello at the age of seven. He took his ﬁrst cello lessons with his father and became a student of Prof. Valentin Erben at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 1995.
From 2007 he studied with Prof. Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where in 2010 he completed his studies with a master’s degree. He was a prize winner of the Austrian youth competition ‘Prima la musica’, the competition ‘Musica Juventutis’ by the Wiener Konzerthaus and winner of the 2nd prize at the International Brahms competition in Pörtschach 2006. In 2009 he received the ‘Erich Schenk-Preis’ for young musicians by the Mozartgemeinde Wien.
Numerous projects as soloist and chamber musician brought Matthias to Germany, Italy, Slovenia, France, Great Britain as well as China, Japan and the USA. As soloist in particular he played with the Wiener Kammerorchester , the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, the Symphony in C(Boston), and the Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University.
As an orchestral musician Matthias has repeatedly played at the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Since 2010 he is solo cellist with Nikolaus Harnoncourt ́s ‘Concentus Musicus Wien’.
Matthias also attended masterclasses with Janos Starker, Patrick Demenga, Christoph Richter, Heinrich Schiff and the Alban Berg Quartett. In 2012 together with the Jazzviolinist and Mandola player Klemens Bittmann he formed the Duo BartolomeyBittmann – progressive strings Vienna which has become a main focus in his musical career. With exclusively original compositions they are leading their instruments out of their deeply rooted classical tradition to new musical pathways. With the spontaneity and improvisation of Jazz, the music includes heavy groove and rock elements as well as intimate ballads and fast uptempo compositions.
Since 2017 Matthias has been focusing on writing new and original music for cello with an emphasis on developing and advancing new playing techniques.
Matthias plays a cello by David Tecchler (1727).
Matthias Bartolomey exclusively plays LARSEN STRINGS.
Original images © Andrea Peller & © Stephan Doleschal
BartolomeyBittmann – Neptun. Video for the album DYNAMO (ACT music).
Music by Matthias Bartolomey – cello. Klemens Bittmann – violin & mandola.
Larsen Strings Options for Cello
We are participating in Project ZERO. The entire Sonderborg area is involved in the vision of creating a CO2 neutral growth area before 2029. Larsen Strings has been awarded Silver Certification.
Our aim is to work toward sustainable solutions at Larsen Strings. As a company we have chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines.
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Larsen Strings A/S has chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines. Awarded Silver Certification as a corporate participant in Project ZERO (Sønderborg).