#The5stringCellist - As a soloist, Matthias Michael Beckmann is best known for his rendering of works by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Beethoven, Dvořák and Gulda, and since 2007 also for premièring works for 5-stringed cello.
He is a founder-member of the Salzburg Mozart Quartet, with which he has performed internationally since 1996. At home, the Quartet crowned the Salzburg Mozart-Haydn cycle (2000-2006) with an acclaimed performance of all 23 Mozart string quartets for the Mozart anniversary in 2006. CD recordings for Mozartiana Classics document the Quartet’s successful career.
He has also been greatly influenced through regular collaboration with musicians such as Irena Grafenauer, Julia Arsentjeva, Pepe Romero, Radovan Vlatković, Michael Martin Kofler, Milan Turkovic, Sergio Azzolini, Benjamin Schmid and the Vienna Boys’ Choir.