Guido Mattausch

Guido Mattausch grew up in the town of Döbeln in central Saxony. In Leipzig he studied English and school music teaching, with instrumental focus on the piano under the tutelage of Gerhard Erber. Following his initial graduation, Mattausch went on to study choral conducting with Christian Fischer. He supplemented his development through participation in masterclasses with Mats Nilsson and Morten Schuldt-Jensen, among others.

In his position as music teacher at a grammar school in Halle, Guido Mattausch is currently developing a choral class profile, with the aim of enthusing children and adolescents without musical backgrounds for choral singing. Alongside this role he assists Frank-Steffen Elster with the weekly rehearsals of the Gewandhaus Children's Choir, with particular responsibility for the musical education of the Preparatory Choir.

From 2008 until 2010, Guido Mattausch directed the musical activities of several choral classes at Leipzig’s Clara Schumann Primary School, and was also Assistant Choir Director of the City Choir of Halle. As a lecturer and workshop leader, Mr. Mattausch is an active educator in the didactical and methodological aspects of choral pedagogy.

Guido Mattausch has sung in the Gewandhaus Choir and numerous other semi-professional ensembles under the direction of such notable musicians as Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Howard Arman, Grete Pedersen and Gunnar Eriksson. From 2007 until 2018, he was Artistic Director of Ensemble Avelarte in Leipzig, a group with which he achieved renown across central and northern Germany with an enormously eclectic repertoire and edgy cross-media programmatic concepts.

In Leipzig, in September 2017, Guido Mattausch directed the founding project of the German Music Teaching Student Choir, in which prospective school music teachers from various German conservatoires gather annually to rehearse and perform demanding choral repertoire. Mr. Mattausch returned to direct the Choir’s 2019 project in Lübeck.