Bass-baritone Matthias Lutze received his first musical training in the Dresdner Kreuzchor and Windsbacher Knabenchor, and went on to develop his craft at the university of music in Dresden with Christiane Junghanns and Olaf Bär.
He has also been considerably influenced by Charlotte Lehmann and Peter Kooij.
Throughout his fifteen-year career as a soloist and ensemble singer, Matthias has performed with leading ensembles such as the Collegium Vocale Gent, RIAS Kammerchor, Lauttencompagney Berlin, Capella Amsterdam, Cappella de la Torre, il Gardellino, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ensemble Pygmalion, Cantus Thuringia, Vox Luminis, Sette Voci and the BLINDMAN collectief. He is also a member of ensemble polyharmonique.
A frequent guest at major music festivals, he sings at the Handel Festival in Halle, the Festival de Saintes, Dresden Music Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Music Festival Stuttgart, the Bach Festival Leipzig, the Heinrich Schütz Festival in Dresden and many others.
Matthias has also recorded highly-acclaimed CD, TV and radio performances, and has sung with celebrated conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Hans Christoph Rademann, Wolfgang Katschner, Daniel Reuss, Paul Dombrecht, Skip Sempé, James Wood, Marcus Creed, Iván Fischer, Raphaël Pichon and Helmuth Rilling.