Date: 02.07.13 Tuesday
was born in Mainz in 1967. He learnt to play the piano at the age of six. He started singing as a boy soprano in the child and youth choir of Mainz, and this choir was to characterize his career as a church musician for the coming 15 years. He acquired more advanced education in piano playing at the Peter-Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz and as a student of Wilhelm Ohmen, a concert pianist in Mainz. In the years 1982 - 1985, he studied Catholic church music at the Episcopal Church Music Institute of Mainz (C-exam).
In 1983, Mück was appointed to his first organist´s post at the Catholic church of St Bonifatius in Mainz, where he also shouldered the responsibility for the leadership of the church choir in 1990.
From 1990 to 1998, Mück studied Catholic church music, later to do music pedagogics and organ instruction at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universiy in Mainz with Professor Peter-A. Stadtmüller as his mentor, and improvisation with Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (B-exam, 1994). Starting in October1994, he did advanced studies A in church music in the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Farnkfurt am Main with Professor Dr Reinhardt Mengerin and Professor Lücker as his mentors and instructors. He passed the A-exam in 1998. Between March1997 and January 2000, he was engaged at the church of St John the Apostle in Frankfurt am Main-Unterliedebach, where he founded a new concert series at St. John´s. 1998 Mück was trusted the musical leadership of the Catholic church choir of St. Martin´s in Hattersheim am Main.
From March 1997 to January2000, Mück was the second choir master and trainer of the choir of the City of Wiesbaden. Since the summer break of 1999, Mück was again engaged in the advanced studies in concert exam for organ improvisation at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz in the teaching programme of Professor Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (Cathedral organist of Fulda).
In December 2001, Mück passed the concert exam in organ improvisation with distinction at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz.
His special interest lies with organ improvisation and ”old music”.
He has participated twice in the International Organ Academy of Nordhein-Westfalen in Altenberg where he has been able to deepen his familiarity with improvisation in the company of international organists.
In February 2000, Matthias Mück was appointed musician and responsible church musician (cantor and organist) at St Sebastian´s cathedral in Magdeburg.
He gives organ concerts regularly in his homeland as well as abroad and is a much wanted accompanist at oratorio concerts (Continuo). He is senior lecturer of church music instruction for part-time church musicians in the diocese of Magdeburg (C-course) with choir leading, history of music. and the organ as his disciplines. He is a member of the episcopal liturgy committee of the diocese of Magdeburg and an elected official in the subcommittee of the diocese council for a new prayer and hymn book. Beginning in 2001, he has been an elected official at the organ department of the Georg-Philipp Telemann Conservatory in Magdeburg. Since the beginning of 2007, he has been an expert at organ in the diocese of Magdeburg.
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