Matthias Hutter was born in 1967 in Siegburg, near Cologne.
He started his first piano lessons at the age of 6. At the age 12 he wrote his first compositions; two years later his Bläserfantasie (Fantasy for winds and brass) won a shared first award of the Association of German Music Schools which had advertised a composition contest for "New Music for children and young people."
After graduation and community service in Cologne Matthias Hutter started his musical studies at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. In 1997 he graduated as a concert pianist. In the same year he recorded a CD of works by Maurice Ravel.
In 2007 the CD Lichter im Dunkeln (Lights in the Darkness) was released, with vocal compositions by Matthias Hutter to poems by the young poet Christoph Olpen who died in 1999. Further CDs with other recordings of his own works followed in 2009 and 2014.
Matthias Hutter has composed works for famous performers such as Prof. Marc Engelhardt (bassoon), Prof. Nikolaus Maler (bassoon) or Thomas A. Giles (saxophone).