Matthias Grünert was born in 1973 in Nuernberg. After achieving graduation from secondary education, he studied Church Music, voice, and concert organ at the College of Church Music in Bayreuth and the College of Music in Lübeck. After his A studies, he completed soloist exams in organ with Professor KMB Hartmut Rohmeyer of the College of Music in Lübeck. Master classes with F. Tagiavini, J. Laukvik, M.Radulescu, and others supplemented his studies.
During his studies, he also served as musical assistant at the Lübeck Cathedral and as church musician in St. Petri in the spa city of Bosau. In Bosau, he organized the Bosauer summer concert series that rapidly became a regionally renowned event.
From 2000-2004 he served as the city and county cantor at the church of St. Maria in Greiz. There, he performed the entire organ works of Bach in 2003 and initiated the Greizer Bach Festival. In 2004, he was selected to serve as the first cantor of the Frauenkirche in Dresden and began this service on 1 January 2005. Since then, he has been responsible for the artistic direction for all music in the Frauenkirche. He founded a large choir of 120 singers and the Chamber Choir of the Frauenkirche with 30 members. These choirs regularly provide music for Sunday worship services, musical devotionals, and larger concerts in the Frauenkirche. He has participated in the first concert trips with the Chamber Choir that have taken him to France and Japan, as well as numerous concerts within Germany. He is an award-winner of numerous organ competitions, including the International Competition for Church Musicians in 2000. Numerous concerts as organist, conductor, and harpsichordist within Germany and throughout Europe round out his musical activities. With his first CD “Vom Himmel Hoch“¯ from the Frauenkirche released in November 2006 he presents his Chamber Choir, the instrumental ensemble frauenkiche, also founded by him, as well as the Kern organ in the Frauenkirche in Dresden.
Numerous CD, television, and radio recordings document his musical accomplishments.