Philipp Mathmann grew up in Lippstadt, Germany, and had his first lessons as a countertenor with Heike Hallaschka in Muenster. Since 2010 he has undertaken voice training with Renate Faltin (Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule, Berlin), and since 2016 has had additional lessons with Annette Goeres (Berlin). Important impulses during his training he also got from Ingeborg Danz, Kai Wessel and Barbara Schlick (Cologne), Antonio Lemmo (Rome), Nicholas Clapton and Dame Emma Kirkby (London). He has been a scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the College of Music and Dance in Cologne, and the College of Music in Detmold.
During his studies, Mathmann was awarded the German National Prize Jugend Musiziert, and at the 2011 Giulio Perotti Singing Competition was honoured with not only a first prize, but an extraordinary recognition for the best performance in the field of concert and oratorio.
Mathmann performs regularly at international European festivals such as Winter in Schwetzingen; Bremer Musikfest; Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht; MAfestival in Bruges, Festival della valle d’itria in Martina Franca and International Händelfestspiele in Göttingen. He sang concerts at venues like the Tonhalle Concert Hall in Dusseldorf, at Frankfurt Opera, TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, etc.
In 2011 Mathmann made his opera debut at the Château Sanssouci in Potsdam. Since then, he has continued to enjoy leading opera roles performing for example at the Opera of Heidelberg, the Opera of Winterthur, at the Tage der Alten Musik of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). In 2017 he made his debut as a recording artist, performing in the world premiere recording of F. X. Richter’s oratorio La deposizione della croce di Gesu Cristo with the Czech Ensemble Baroque.
Mathmann has participated in many productions for broadcast, working with organisations including Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR, and Dutch Classical Radio (NPO Radio 4) together with great musicians and conductors such as Dorothee Oberlinger or Diego Fasolis.Parallel to his musical development Philipp Mathmann studied at the Medical School of Muenster University and graduated as a medical doctor.
Franz Xaver Richter