For a full overview of Marc Matthys’ music and compositions, please navigate here
29 April 2022 marks the 100th birthday of Belgian jazz legend Toots Thielemans. Marc Matthys had the pleasure of collaborating with him on numerous occasions, and to celebrate his friend, he made a new recording series with his daughter Vanessa Matthys. Please enjoy the first release
“With Marc Matthys we are in the presence of a musician solidly rooted in classical music and piano literature. Jazz is more than a flirt for him: he feels it and loves it. Playing with him is a pleasurable experience” – (CD Bach meets Jazz again, MMP010)Toots Thielemans
One of Belgium’s most versatile musicians, Marc Matthys is an expert in classical, jazz, pop and crossover music. He has shared the stage with many giants of the music world including Roby Lakatos, Toots Thielemans, Alvin Queen, Eddie Daniels, Shirley Bassey, Walter Boeykens, Dirk Brossé, and Paquito D’Rivera. Throughout his career, he has realized more than 30 CD’s, 2 DVD’s, and has toured in Europe, Russia, China and the USA. Please navigate here for a full bio and check out his discography here.
Photo by Sofie Vandenhoven, from Marc Matthys in Concert Livestream
“A perfect synthesis of classical, popular and jazzmusic, wonderfully conceived and executed by a true giant of the piano and his talented friends.” (Crossings CD review)Cees schrama (nl)
As a composer, Marc Matthys has written over 140 compositions, including chamber music, solo pieces, and works for larger ensembles and orchestras. Marc’s music has won several awards, such as the KLARA Composition Prize of 2005 and BAP/SABAM Prize for Jazz Themes. His compositions have been performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Saint-Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, I Fiamminghi, Arco Baleno, and many more.
Please visit the composition page for more information.
Photo by Sabin Deknudt
…Das Crossover, das Matthys hier auf faszinierende Art erschaffen hat, kann als musikalisches Beispiel für viele soziale, wirtschaftliche und politische Bereiche des 21. Jahrhunderts gesehen werden, anregen, nachdenklich machen oder aber einfach nur entspannend zurücklehnen und geniessen lassen.
Ein Geben und Nehmen zwischen den Flötisten und dem Quartett mit einer perfekten Abstimmung in der Balance macht das Album zu einem unterhaltsamen Kunstwerk auf hohem Niveau. (Best of Both Worlds CD review)Claudia Wälder-Jene “Flöte Aktuell” (DE)
His latest project Marc Matthys in Concert, conducted by Dirk Brossé Livestream streamed on YouTube on April 19, 2021, and consisted entirely of his own compositions, arranged for jazz trio, string orchestra and several national and international soloists. The event in honor of his 65th birthday was initiated by good friend Dirk Brossé and received much praise from spectators around the world. For more information on the event and a selection of clips, please visit the event page here. You can now also buy the DVD in the brand-new shop!
All original music and arrangements are available for purchase. Feel free to inquire here
With support of Muziekcentrum Track Kortrijk, Piano’s Maene and Flanders State of the Art
Genius, fantastic, incredibly talented, beautifully touching…these are the words that come to mind. Congratulations to all!Audience member from Marc Matthys in Concert Livestream
How wonderful that you can produce this as a family
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