The Choir Director

Matthias Unterkofler was born in 1978. As a teenager, he gained his first experience as a conductor and organist.
He studied at the Church Music Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Current Activities

  • Founder and Director of the GRAZ Kapellknaben
  • Director of the Graz University Choir
  • Director of the chamber choir Schielleiten
  • Artistic Director of the Cultural Summer St. Peter
  • Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival Irdning
  • Music Director of the Cultural Forum Friesach

Past activities:

  • Director of the church choir in Weizberg (2000-2003)
  • Director of the Evangelical Kantorei Graz (2001-2002)
  • Director of the Music School Orchestra Weiz (2002-2008)
  • Music Director of the Operetta Festival Stadl (2009-2013)

Repertoire (selection)

Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Mass in B Minor
  • Christmas Oratorio
  • St. Matthew Passion
  • St John Passion
  • Ascension Oratorio
  • Magnificat
  • cantatas
  • All motets
Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor
Johannes Brahms
  • A German Requiem
Max Bruch
  • Moses
Antonin Dvořák
  • Te Deum
  • Stabat mater
Edward Grieg
  • Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2
Georg Friedrich Händel
  • Judas Maccabaeus
  • Messiah
  • Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
  • Samson
Joseph Haydn
  • The Seasons
  • The Creation
  • The Seven Last Words
  • Stabat Mater
  • Masses and Symphonies
Arthur Honegger
  • King David
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Paul
  • Symphony no. 2 „hymn“
  • Vom Himmel hoch
Wolfgang Mozart Amaedus
  • Davide Penitente
  • Mass in C Minor
  • Requiem
  • Masses and Symphonies
  • A little Night Music
Carl Orff
  • Carmina Burana
Gioachino Rossini
  • Petite Messe solennelle
Franz Schubert
  • Mass in B flat major
  • Symphony Nos. 5 and 7
Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Requiem