Matthias Jung studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar. Initially he was the assistant conductor of the Tölzer Knabenchor, followed by a similar position with the Dresdner Kreuzchor. From 1994 to 1996 he was the acting Kreuzkantor. He has made accessible numerous musical works which originated in middle Germany. With similar enthusiasm, Matthias Jung has also promoted the performance of contemporary vocal music. He has also worked with prestigious ensembles, such as the radio choirs in Berlin, Hamburg (NDR) and Cologne (WDR). He has had successful engagements as a guest conductor in Europe, the USA and Japan. In addition to the dresdner motettenchor he his presently the permanent conductor of the Knabenchor Dresden and the Sächsisches Vocalensemble. His many CD recordings have been awarded, among others, the Cannes Classical Award and the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize. Jung was awarded the sponsorship prize for art and culture by the city of Dresden.