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Matthias Beckert holds the professorship of choral conducting at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. Before he held the professorship of choral conducting at the University of Music in Würzburg and of orchestral conducting at the University of Music in Detmold. Furthermore he was guest professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland).

As conductor, he leads ensembles such as the prize-winning Cantabile Regensburg vocal ensemble and the Monteverdi-Choir Würzburg. In addition, he collaborates successfully with renowned orchestras such as the Hofer Symphonic, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha, Thuringian Symphonic Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Royal Köln and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.

He has been honored multiple times at the Bavarian Choir Competition and the German National Choir Competition. Furthermore, Beckert has been distinguished with the Cultural Medal of the City of Würzburg, as well as the Orlando-di-Lasso-Medal from the Bavarian Vocal Society and an award for choir directors from the German Music Council. Prof. Beckert has served as a judge for numerous national and international choral competitions.

He has appeared as a conductor in performances worldwide, including in France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary and Japan. Beckert's work is featured on numerous radio and television programs as well as on CD recordings, for example with the labels Carus, CPO, Helbling, Musicaphon, Spektral and TYXart.

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