Marc Matthys

Show only: Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys Trio, Marc Matthys European Quartet

Category:solist, componist
Genre(s):Jazz, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Instrument(s):piano
Contact of:Marc Matthys
Actual/previous member of:Marc Matthys Trio, Combo Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys European Quartet

Biography

Marc Matthys, born on 11 May 1956, studied at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, where he earned a number of diplomas, including higher diplomas in piano and chamber music and first prizes in counterpoint and fugue. He also won prizes in several competitions, including the Van Roy Piano Competition (1976), the Tenuto Competition (1979), the Europ Jazz Contest (1979) and the Dunkirk Jazz Competition (1980). In 1980 he was also awarded the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France, a prize given to talented young artists in various disciplines.
At present, Matthys is both director of the Kortrijk Music Conservatory and a teacher in the jazz and light music department at the Hogeschool Gent, Conservatory section. In addition, he is a guest lecturer at Bowling Green University (Ohio) and a member of the jury for the Europ Jazz Contest and Les Django’s d’Or, Victoires du Jazz. Matthys has made radio and television appearances both in his native Belgium and abroad (VARA, EBU, NCRV).
Matthys has collaborated with musicians from a variety of backgrounds, including classical figures such as Dirk Brossé, Walter Boeykens and Rudolf Werthen, as well as the jazz legend Toots Thielemans and the pop singer/diva Shirley Bassey. For his CD recordings he has also worked with a variety of artists: classical orchestras (I Fiamminghi, the National Orchestra of Belgium), wind bands (The Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides) and jazz ensembles (Trio Cucamonga, Big Band Sound), as well as with his own quartet, with which he played at the celebration of the wedding anniversary of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 1985.
As a composer, Marc Matthys has already enjoyed recognition: in 2000 he was a composer-in-residence (together with Christian-Adolph Wauters and Piet Swerts) at the three-day Campo Festival in Antwerp, and in 2001 he was a winner at the BAP-SABAM international composition competition for jazz themes.

Selective bibliography
- P. DE GRYSE, Marc Matthys opent Campo, in Muziek en Woord, nr. 308, p. 11

©2003 Frederik Deboes, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX

Selective discography

Family portraitFamily portrait (2019)
21st century / contemporary, Jazz, classical
Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys
Best of both worldsBest of both worlds (2014)
Jazz
Marc Matthys European Quartet
EchoesEchoes (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism, classical crossover, Jazz
Peter Verhoyen, Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys Trio, Eddie Daniels, Dirk Brossé, Georges Auric, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
ShadesShades (2009)
Jazz
Marc Matthys Trio
Marc MatthysMarc Matthys (2006)
20th century
Marc Matthys, Eddie Daniels, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Marc Matthys Trio, I Solisti Da Camera, Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Marc Matthys (...)
Dreaming of a Jazzy ChristmasDreaming of a Jazzy Christmas (2005)
classical, Jazz
Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Thad Jones, Gabriel Fauré, Mel Tormé, Charles Trenet (...)
Contemporary Flemish Music for CelloContemporary Flemish Music for Cello (2003)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Marc Matthys, André De Groote, Viviane Spanoghe, Franklin Gyselynck, Jan Van Landeghem, August Verbesselt, Marc Matthys, Frederik Van Rossum (...)
Crossings - Marc Matthys & friendsCrossings - Marc Matthys & friends (2003)
Dutch folk & chanson, Jazz, 20th century
Marc Matthys, Frank Agsteribbe, Jo Lemaire, Viviane Spanoghe, Walter Boeykens Ensemble, Marc Matthys
Bach meets Jazz againBach meets Jazz again (2000)
20th century, Jazz
Marc Matthys, Toots Thielemans, Marc Matthys, Dirk Brossé, Toots Thielemans, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Kurt Weill (...)
Symphonic jazz music by Marc MatthysSymphonic jazz music by Marc Matthys (1998)
20th century, Jazz
Marc Matthys, BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Marc Matthys, Fernand Terby

Selectieve discografie als componist

Family portraitFamily portrait (2019)
21st century / contemporary, Jazz, classical
Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys
Kaleidoscope IIKaleidoscope II (2017)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Erik Desimpelaere, Eddy Desnijder, Diederik Glorieux, Hans Cafmeyer, Marc Matthys
Kaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componistenKaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componisten (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Pieter Schuermans, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Roland Coryn, Marc Matthys
EchoesEchoes (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism, classical crossover, Jazz
Peter Verhoyen, Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys Trio, Eddie Daniels, Dirk Brossé, Georges Auric, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Piccolo tunesPiccolo tunes (2006)
20th century
Peter Verhoyen, Stefan De Schepper, Jan Huylebroeck, Marc Matthys, Françis Poulenc, Raymond Guiot, Darius Milhaud, Georges Auric (...)
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4 (2006)
20th century
Eline Groslot, Bram Nolf, Ebony kwartet, Viviane Spanoghe, HERMESensemble, Less is more, Geert Callaert, Quintessens (...)
Marc MatthysMarc Matthys (2006)
20th century
Marc Matthys, Eddie Daniels, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Marc Matthys Trio, I Solisti Da Camera, Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Marc Matthys (...)
Dreaming of a Jazzy ChristmasDreaming of a Jazzy Christmas (2005)
classical, Jazz
Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Thad Jones, Gabriel Fauré, Mel Tormé, Charles Trenet (...)
75 jaar radio75 jaar radio (2005)
classical
More Maiorum, Huelgas ensemble, Zefiro Torna, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Pianotrio Arthur Grumiaux, Marc Matthys, Toon Daems, Pierre De la Rue (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Family portraitFamily portrait (2019)
21st century / contemporary, Jazz, classical
Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys
EchoesEchoes (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism, classical crossover, Jazz
Peter Verhoyen, Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys Trio, Eddie Daniels, Dirk Brossé, Georges Auric, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The art of performanceThe art of performance (2001)
Singersongwriter, Dutch folk & chanson, Rock / Alternative, 20th century
Nationaal Orkest van België, Dirk Brossé, Marc Matthys, Dirk Brossé
Symphonic jazz music by Marc MatthysSymphonic jazz music by Marc Matthys (1998)
20th century, Jazz
Marc Matthys, BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Marc Matthys, Fernand Terby

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External links:Partituren van Marc Matthys aanwezig in het Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen