He was born in Germany. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt - Weimar, as a student of professor Juliane Lerche and after obtaining a state scholarship he followed postgraduate studies at the «Franz Liszt» Academy in Budapest.
At the same time he attended seminars given by professors Jacob Lateiner and Peter Solymmos at the «International Music Seminary» in Weimar. Furthermore, he successfully participated in international piano competitions in Germany, Hungary and Italy.
From 1980 until 1987 he taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt – Weimar. Since 1987 he lives and works in Greece and today he is Professor of piano of the “Department of Music Science and Art” at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
Uwe Matschke has given numerous solo concerts in Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Porto, Leipzig, Dresden etc. The press has many times praised his skillful way of interpretation, that is characterized by great sensitivity.
As soloist he has played with orchestras from many European countries such as the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, «Virtuosi di Praga», the State Orchestra of Athens, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, «Orchestra of Colors», etc.
He has played with a big variety of chamber music groups which enjoy international fame and recognition (Gewandhausquartett - Leipzig , Leipziger Streichquartett, string quintet of Dresden etc) and with internationally acclaimed soloists V. Hudecek - violin, K. Feltz - violoncello, V. Milanova - violin, L. F. Rabin - song.
He has also appeared at international festivals and performed at famous Concert Halls like the Braunschweiger Festival, Erfurter Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg - Vorpommern, Mozart - Gesellschaft Munchen, Cemal Resit Rey Konser Salonou - Constantinopel, Dimitria Festival-Thessaloniki, the Athens Concert Hall, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall etc. Recordings of Uwe Matschke’s interpretations have been made in the studios of the German, Greek and Cypriot State Radios & Televisions.