Matías Piñeira

The horn player Matías Piñeira, born 1989 in Santiago de Chile, began to play the horn at the age of seven, receiving guidance from his grandfather. In 2000 he began taking private lessons from Edward Brown, former solo horn of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago. Then, in 2004, he started studying at the Universidad Catolica de Chile in the class of Mr. Brown. After attending a masterclass in 2008 with Ignacio Garcia, solo horn of the Staatskapelle Berlin, he was invited to take private lessons with him in Berlin. In the same year he won the position of solo horn of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, where he worked until 2014, when he returned to Berlin to join the Orchestra Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

Whilst working with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile he had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with works like Strauss’ 1st Concerto for Horn and Orchestra and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Orchestra. The latter piece united him with the tenor Álvaro Zambrano and was part of series of concerts throughout Germany.

In 2016 he became the solo horn of the Münchener Philharmoniker.