With great passion clarinetist Heinrich Mätzener pursues a diverse, richly facetted and stylistically widely spread musical career. His teaching activity is not only benefited through a longstanding experience as 'Eb clarinet solo‘ of the Philharmonia Zurich (Zurich Opera House) but also through his work in the field of contemporary music with the ensembles 'Collegium Novum Zurich' and 'La Scintilla dei Fiati‘ whose members play on historical instruments. Concert tours led Heinrich Mätzener to major festivals such as Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Festspiele/MaerzMusik, Ultraschall Berlin, Bregenzer Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Philharmonie Luxembourg, November Music ’s-Hertogenbosch, Kölner Philharmonie, WDR Köln, Klangspuren Schwaz, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Arnold Schönberg Center, Wiener Konzerthaus, and Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik.
Amongst his teachers are Hans-Rudolf Stalder with which he has obtained the Artist Diploma degree at the Basel Music Academy, and Robert Marcellus (Northwestern University, Evanston). Heinrich Mätzener also holds an artist diploma of Organ from the Zurich University of the Arts where he studied with Erich Vollenwyder. Following his studies he has obtained several prizes and awards a.o. at the Concours Acantes in Paris and the 'solist price' from the Association Suisse des musiciens - Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein (ASM - STV).
As a Senior research associate at the department of F&E Music Pedagogy Heinrich Mätzener conducts projects of physiological and historical aspects related to both instrumental technique and historical performance practice.