Matthias Ank was born in Mannheim
in 1959 and studied church music in Heidelberg. In 1987 he became organist and
assistant to the cantor at the cathedral of Brunswick and in 1991 cantor and
organist in Hagen, Westphalia. Since 1991 Matthias Ank has held the position
of music director at the church of St Lorenz in Nuremberg.