Mathis Rochat is a Swiss-French violist based in Berlin.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Walton Viola Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto with orchestras such as the Norddeutsche Philharmonie and the Da Capo Ensemble.
A keen chamber musician, Mathis Rochat appears in different formations around Europe, China and South America and has been taking part in festivals and music series such as Kronberg Academy’s Chamber music connects the world(GER), Krzyzowa music (POL) or Festival de Pâque and Août musical de Deauville (FR). Through chamber music he got the chance to play with some of the greatest artists alive such as Gidon Kremer, Pinchas Zuckermann, Lynn Harrell, Augustin Dumay, Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithass and some of the most promising classical artists such as David Kadouch, Alasdair Beatson ,Pierre Fouchenneret, Victor Julien-Lafferière, Nadège Rochat, Anastasia Kobekina, Amaury Coeytaux or Will Hagen.
A winner of the national German competition “Jugend Musiziert” in solo and chamber music categories he was awarded special prizes at the “Cecil Aronowitz” and “Beethoven hradec” international competitions.
Mathis Rochat is a scholarship holder of the LYRA foundation Switzerland, Villa Musica foundation Rheinland Pfalz and is a regular guest of the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.
Born in 1994 in Geneva where he started his musical studies on the violin before moving to Cologne (Germany) and discovering his passion for the viola, Mathis started his studies as a 15 year old “young student” at the Cologne HfMT in the class of prof. Antoine Tamestit. He then moved to Leipzig to follow the teaching of prof. Tatjana Masurenko at the Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn HMT.
He has also taken masterclasses in IMS Prussia Cove, Kronberg masterclasses and Blonay masterclasses with renowned violists and teachers such as Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas Riebl et Garth Knox.
He plays on a viola by Pierre Vidoudez (1949).
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