Neil Berrett
Photograph: Neil Berrett

matthias schneider

Matthias Schneider studied Cultural studies at the Europa-University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder with a focus on cultural history and cultural management. He has been working as a freelance cultural journalist since 1989, working for ARTE, the New Music magazine (Die Zeitschrift für Neue Musik), the Goethe Institute, INTRO and also manages the PR for the Illustrators´Organisation. 


From 2000 to 2006, Matthias Schneider worked as a journalist for ARTE G.E.I.E in Strasbourg in the "Film, Music, Theatre and Dance" office. In 2001 and 2003 he was the artistic director of two festivals in Berlin, and he was responsible for the conception and organisation of exhibitions, symposiums, film and music programmes and the acquisition of external funding. Matthias Schneider is a regular exhibition curator both at home and abroad, amongst others for the Goethe Institute, editing and publishing books and catalogues. In winter semester 2012/2013 Matthias Schneider is guest lecturer at the university of Hildesheim at the institute for media, theater and popular cultures and since 2016 practical coach at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.


In December 2010 Matthias Schneider founded the agency schneider+ music management and consulting. In September 2011 Manners McDade Artist Management in London becomes the associated office of schneider+. Matthias Schneider lives and works in Berlin.