Mathis Rochat began his musical studies on the violin, eventually switching to the viola at age 13. He pursued further studies with Antoine Tamestit at the Cologne University of Music and went on to study with Tatjana Masurenko at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig. As a soloist, Mathis has performed the Walton Viola Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, and Hoffmeister Viola Concerto with orchestras such as the Norddeutsche Philharmonie and Da Capo Ensemble. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Pinchas Zuckermann, Lynn Harrell, Augustin Dumay, and Christian Tetzlaff. His debut album with pianist Erdem Misirlioglu, “L’alto Parnassien,” was selected as “Album of the Month” by the German Klassik Radio and his second recording is slated to be released in fall 2021 by the Prospero Classical label. Mathis has participated in master classes led by Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas Riebl, and Garth Knox. He is a scholarship holder of the LYRA Foundation Scholarship Fund in Switzerland, a fellow of the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz Foundation, and a regular guest of the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.