Matthias Pintscher (b. January 29th, 1971, Marl) is a German composer and conductor. Pintscher began his music studies with Giselher Klebe in 1988 at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold; in 1990 he met Hans Werner Henze and in 1991 and 1992 he was invited to Henze's summer school in Montepulciano, Italy. Later, he studied with Manfred Trojahn. Several of his orchestral and vocal works have been performed at such venues as the Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Some of his more notable compositions include Choc (1996) and Janusgesicht (2001).