Matthias Lorenz was born in Bensheim in 1964. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt (Main) with Gerhard Mantel and has also taken part in summer courses with Siegfried Palm and Wolfgang Boettcher. Since completing his studies in 1999, Lorenz has been a freelance artist. The principal focus of his work, both as a theorist and performer, is contemporary music. Solo performances and radio recordings have taken him throughout Europe. Since 1996, he has been involved in three productions with the Frankfurt Ballet. He also ventures occasionally into rock, pop, and electroacoustic music. In 2001 he founded the elole-pianotrio. Since 2011 he is playing with Ostravska Banda.