Uwe Matschke was born in Germany. He studied at the “Franz Liszt” School of Music in Weimar, in the class of Professor Juliane Lerche, and with a state scholarship he completed his postgraduate studies at the “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music in Budapest. At the same time he attended courses at the “International Music Seminar” in Weimar, in the classes of professors Jacob Lateiner (New York) and Péter Solymos (Budapest), and successfully participated in international piano competitions in Germany, Hungary and Italy. From 1980 to 1987 he taught piano at the “Franz Liszt” University of Music in Weimar.
He has given numerous solo recitals in major music centres (Moscow, Hamburg, Munich, Munich, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, etc.). The press has praised his special, personal way of performing, characterized by great sensitivity and brilliant virtuosity.
As a soloist he has performed with major orchestras of European countries, as well as with the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras and the Orchestra of Colours.
In the field of chamber music, he has performed with a variety of internationally renowned ensembles, such as the Gewandhaus-Quartett, the Leipziger Streichquartett and the Komitas Quartet of Armenia, and with important soloists, among them V. Hudeček and V. Milanova (violin), K. Feltz (cello) and L.F. Rabin (singing). He has performed at major music events and important venues, including the Braunschweiger Festival, Erfurter Festival, Mozart – Gesellschaft in Munich, Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu in Istanbul, as well as the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert halls, the Dimitria Festival, etc.
Since 1987 he lives in Greece and is Professor at the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia.