Matthias Fletzberger is considered a "first-class artist" and a specialist in German Romanticism. His profound knowledge of the works of Wagner and Strauss is particularly valued.
As a conductor he has celebrated great successes in America (New York / Lincoln Center, Los Angeles / Walt-Disney Hall, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, etc.) Far East (Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, NCPA Beijing, Oriental Art Center Shanghai), but also in Europe (Prague State Opera, Sofia Philharmonic, Wiener Musikverein). In Seoul he was also the artistic and administrative director and conductor of the first “Ring des Nibelungen” in Korea (director: Achim Freyer). He is currently preparing a new production of Richard Strauss "Elektra" at the Sofia National Opera.
His musical talent attracted attention early on, at the age of 5 he was one of the youngest students of all time at the Vienna Music University. As a winner of important competition prizes (including Busoni / Bozen 1984, Rubinstein / Tel Aviv 1986, Maria Callas / Athens 1988, Bösendorfer / Vienna 1989), intensive concert activities as a pianist with around 1,000 performances in just 5 years around the world on all continents .
Motivated by Rolf Liebermann and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and trained by Ferdinand Leitner and Carl Melles, he turned to conducting. The first successes as a conductor at the Wiener Festwochen followed quickly (“Die Zauberflöte” in 1991 and “Die Schöne Helena” in 1993 were broadcast across Europe by Eurovision). Further engagements followed at the Prague State Opera and at the St. Gallen Theater (Switzerland).
After a 10-year break, Matthias Fletzberger returned to operas and concert stages around the world in 2010, initially as a pianist and soon as a conductor.
In 2011 the CD / DVD album "Violin in Motion" was released by "Deutsche Grammophon" and two more albums in a row by Preiser Records, including the first recording of Joseph Marx's 2nd violin sonata. His work with singers such as Daniela Fally, Elina Garanca, Ramon Vargas, Andreas Schager, Benjamin Bruns, Thomas Hampson and Daniel Schmutzhardt as well as his appearances as a pianist and chamber musician are also highly valued.