Matthieu Gutbub

Matthieu studied with Professor Ivan Monighetti at the University of Music in Basel for 14 years. He performed in Swiss National Youth Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Matthieu Gutbub was born in 1992 in Saint-Louis (France). He started to play piano at the age of five and cello at the age of seven.

From 2001 until 2014 he was a student of Professor Ivan Monighetti at the University of Music in Basel, from which he graduated in June 2014, receiving a Master’s Degree with honours. After that Matthieu continued his education at the University of the Arts in Bern, where he studied with Conradin Brotbeck and received a Master’s degree in cello pedagogy. Matthieu was an apprentice at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in the season 2016/2017 and at the end of the apprenticeship was granted the status of the substitute player.

Matthieu participated in numerous concerts for young talented musicians. His debut as a soloist with orchestra took place in 2005 in Neuburg on the Danube (Germany) under the baton of Ivan Monighetti. In January 2008 Matthieu performed at the pre-concert of the “Master cycle” series in Bern. On January 27th 2009 Matthieu appeared as a soloist with orchestra, presenting the Milhaud First Cello Concerto at the City Concert Hall in Basel, within the frame of the Basel Music Academy advanced program.

Matthieu has won the Swiss National Youth Music Competition (SJMW) many times in the categories Solo Cello and Chamber Music. At the SJMW in 2009 Duo Matisse (Matthieu together with the pianist Mathis Bereuter) received the first prize with honours, scholarship prize of the Migros Kulturprozent, and several other special prizes, including a performance as a soloist with the Camerata Zurich at the Tonhalle, performing Haydn’s C major Cello Concerto in January 2010.

In Summer 2013 Matthieu joined Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestras, and received invaluable orchestra experience under the baton of David Robertson (performing Turangalila Symphony in KKL among other repertoire). In December 2013 he performed Wildberger’s Chamber Concerto for cembalo, hammerklavier, piano, synthesiser and strings under the baton of Peter Eötvös.

In January 2014 Matthieu was invited to collaborate with the Phoenix Ensemble Basel for the performance of Lachenmann’s composition “Two feelings…”

In 2015 Matthieu became the principal cello of the Swiss National Youth Orchestra. In 2016 he performed as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra Budweis at the Summer Academy Biel.