Matthias Leboucher began to play the piano at the age of 5. After studying with Bernard Job in Blois, he obtained in 2011 a Licence-DNSPM (Bachelor) at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) with Marie-Paule Siruguet. In 2010 he was awarded the “Mention-Spéciale Maurice Ohana” from the 9th Orléans International Piano Competition. In 2011 he played Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata in Blois, Paris and Bratislava. He occasionally benefits from the teaching of Françoise Thinat, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alexandre Tharaud. He also regularly plays and records with the Ensemble Acouphène, Daniel Kientzy. In 2014 he created the new music ensemble NAMES with his colleague Josef Ramsauer, and a classical and jazz Trio/Quartet Nouveau Noir.

 

After studying harmony, analysis, Orchestration (in the class of Alain Louvier) he obtained in 2013 his Bachelor Composition at the PSPBB with Jean-Luc Hervé, and benefits from the teaching of Yan Maresz and Denis Dufour in electroacoustic music. Since 2013, he study as a Master student with Tristan Murail in Salzburg’s Mozarteum. His works are premiered and performed by several soloists and ensembles (Court-Circuit, Acouphène, Interface…).

 

As an improviser and a jazz musician, he regularly plays with different bands from duo to big-band. In 2012 he created with Arthur Pierre “Butcher&Stone” and recorded a cd. In Salzburg, He regularly plays with the classical and jazz violinist Florian Willeitner, and created the bands Clubtomaniac and Good Question.

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