Matthias Veit studied piano with Gernot Kahl and voice with Susanne Korzuscheck, Peter Elkus and Tom Krause. He also attended masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ralf Gothóni, Christoph Eschenbach a.o.
As accompanist he earned early reputation, winning the 1992 Gundula Janowitz Prize at the International Schubert Competition Graz. He played and plays for numerous singers and instrumentalists, amongst them some of the world’s leading singers. He worked at international masterclasses, renowned institutes and academies with famous artists such as Elly Ameling, Helen Donath, Brigitte Fassbaender, Cheryl Studer or Tom Krause. He also performed as a singer in concerts and gave his first masterclass at the Savonlinna Opera Festival 1996.
He has been official accompanist in international competitions, in1998-99 professor at the Hochschule in Hamburg, and since 1999 he has taught at several music academies in Germany as well as continuing to record for radio, television and Disc, amongst them several world premiere recordings and first releases. For his musical activity as well as for his work as a painter he got awarded as “artist in residence” by the Culture Foundation Marienmünster 2016.