Christoph-Mathias Mueller is the recipient of the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK Award 2020 for Best Symphonic Recording for "Alexander Veprik: Orchestral Works," recorded with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Born in Peru in 1967, Christoph-Mathias Mueller grew up in Switzerland. He studied violin in Basel and earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati. For many years, he has been living in Germany and working all over the world.
In the summer of 2021, Mueller took over as artistic director of the renowned Murten Classics festival in Switzerland. He achieved international success in 2000 by winning the international conducting competition in Cadaqués, Spain. After working as a conducting fellow during his studies at Tanglewood with legendary figures such as Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano and Leon Fleisher, Claudio Abbado brought him on as an assistant conductor for the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in 2001 and later secured his support for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
Christoph-Mathias Mueller's 13 years of successful work as chief conductor and general music director of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra were honored with the ECHO KLASSIK Award in 2013 and 2017. As a guest conductor, he performs worldwide with internationally renowned ensembles from France, Great Britain, Germany, and Switzerland, among others.