Matthias Well

Artist photo of Matthias Well - Violin

Born the son of the Bavarian musician Michael Well (known for the music and cabaret group “Biermösl Blosn”) in Munich in 1993, German-French violinist Matthias Well first received musical training on the violin at the age of five.

Matthias Well studied at the University of Music and Per forming Arts Munich with Mikyung Lee and, in addition to a bachelor’s degree, obtained two master’s degrees, which he completed with distinction. In addition, his artistic development was in uenced and supported by the violinist Kirill Troussov. He has also received valuable musical insight from attending master classes given by well-known musicians such as James Ehnes, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Augustin Hadelich, Zakhar Bron, and Julia Fischer.

In 2016, Matthias Well and his sister, the cellist Maria Well, won the Special Prize of the Kulturkreis Gasteig for their outstanding interpretation of a modern work. Thanks to the mentorship of Julia Fischer, he received the Fanny Mendelssohn Young Artist Award, enabling him to complete his debut CD, Funeralissimo. The release was a notable success, reaching the top 20 of the German classical music charts and attracting a great deal of attention and high critical praise from German media.

Matthias Well has performed as a soloist with, among others, members of the Munich Philharmonic, the Vienna International Orchestra and the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra from Saint Petersburg. He has been invited to appear with various ensembles and artists at numerous festivals. Since the Elbphilharmonie opened, he has also performed there regularly.

Picture: Dominik Odenkirchen

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Matthias Well

CD album cover 'Jazzissimo' (GEN 22792) with Matthias Well, Lilian Akopova


Jazz in der Klassik

Matthias Well Violin
Lilian Akopova Piano

GEN 22792  –  7.10.2022

CD album cover 'Funeralissimo' (GEN 17486) with Matthias Well, Maria Well, Zdravko Živkovic


Eine lebendige Hommage an Trauermusik verschiedener Kulturen

Matthias Well Violin
Maria Well Cello
Zdravko Živkovic Accordion

GEN 17486  –  8.9.2017