István Mátyás
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Biography

Istvan Matyas studied piano and organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Roland Keller, Paul Gulda, Karen De Pastel, Dr. Rudolf Scholz and Martin Haselbock. His world premiere recording of the organ works by the Austrian exile composer Hans Gal was appreciated as “the most important discographic act of the year” 2007 by the musical press.

Since he won First Prize and four special prizes at the Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 2005, he has been invited to give concerts throughout Eruope. His most memorable recitals so far have been the ones at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, at the Budapest Palace of Arts, at the Dome Church of Tallinn, at the International House of Music in Moscow and at the Basilica St. Gereon in Cologne.

Istvan Matyas was head of studies for several years at the Reinsberg Opera Plays in Lower Austria and he regularly works together with the opera house of Theater an der Wien. Since 2008 he has been working as repetiteur at the University of Arts in Graz.