Matthias Truniger's compositions have been performed in Europe and the United States, by ensembles such as the Curtis Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble MW2 of Krakow, Poland, and the Ensemble Opus Novum and the Orchestre des Jeunesses Musicales of Switzerland. He received a Jecklin Music Award and grants from the Dienemann and Pro Helvetia foundations.
As a theorist, Truniger has published articles in Sonus and Beiträge zur forschungspolitischen Früherkennung, and presented lectures at the Swiss Conference for Music Analysis and the European Conference on Research Relevant to the Work of Music Academies. He has conducted analysis workshops for performers at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and the Lucerne Festival Academy, directed by Pierre Boulez.
Lehrdiplom in music theory, Konzertreifeprüfung in cello performance, Musikhochschule Zurich, Switzerland. D.M.A. in music theory, NEC. Composition with Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Gerald Bennett, Robert Cogan. Former faculty of the Musikhochschule Luzern, Switzerland.