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Matthias Anton

Professor of Saxophone and Big Band Directing @HfM Trossingen

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Matthias Anton is considered one of the most versatile saxophonists in Germany. Cross-genre playing and thinking are the basis for his extraordinary musical work. Beginning in 1998, he studied saxophone at the University of Music in Mannheim with Professor Jürgen Seefelder. Following that, he studied his Konzerexamen at the University of Music in Stuttgart from 2002-2005. Matthias Anton is a sought-after musician and pedagogue in Germany and beyond. He is regularly invited to masterclasses and concerts all over the world.

He has worked on radio and CD productions for the SWR, WDR, BR, and Deutschlandrundfunk and convinces with his playing on more than twenty partially-internationally released records under his own name and as a sideman. He has played and worked with numerous artists, including Peter Herbolzheimer, Jiggs Whigham, Ack Van Rooyen, John Ruocco, David Haynes, Torsten DeWinkel, Judy Niemack , Jose Cortijo, Jeanfrançois Prins, Maria Schneider, Ruud Ouwehand, Herbert Joos, Michael Wollny, Marla Glenn, The Wright Thing, The Weather Girls, and Andrew Strong.

As a classical saxophonist as well as in numerous crossover projects, he has worked for the International Bach Academy of Stuttgart, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Neue Philharmonie Berlin, Landesblasorchester NRW, the Theater in Konstanz, the Theater in Aalen, and the Theater in Rottweil. He has also played in countless big bands, including BundesJazzOrchester, Glenn Miller Big Band, Swing Time Big Band, Big Band Convention, Summit Orchestra, HP Ockert Big Band, Stuttgart Jazz Orchestra, Contemporary Big Band Project, and Latin Jazz Sinfónica.

Since 2020, he has been artistic director and bandleader of Bosch Big Band, with whom in 2022 he recorded a CD for the band's 20th anniversary in Bauer Studios. Since Summer 2021, he has been Professor of Saxophone and Big Band Directing at the Trossingen University of Music.

Matthias Anton is an endorser of the saxophone company Henri Selmer Paris, the mouthpiece company Theo Wanne Classical Mouthpieces, and exclusively plays reeds of the company Daddario-Woodwinds.