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Matthias Wollong began playing violin at the age of five. After training in the master class of Werner Scholz, he went from 1987 to 1989, in Switzerland, to study with the violinist and teacher Tibor Varga. During this time he performed as a soloist in Germany, France and Switzerland. With the victory of the violin competition named after his teacher, he finished his studies there. Other prizes, such as the main prize at the Violin Competition "Joseph Joachim" in Austria, were awarded.

As a soloist he worked with the conductor, Ádám Fischer, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Colin Davis and the ORF-Symphonie-Orchester, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner Symphoniker, and the Staatskapelle Weimar.

At a young age he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Since 1999 Matthias Wollong has been the first concertmaster of the Saxon Staatskapelle, having held the same Position at the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin from 1991 to 1999. During the summer months, he plays as 1. Concert master in the orchestra of the Bayreuth festival.

Wollong is dedicated to chamber music. He joined in various formations at the Salzburg Easter festival and at the International Shostakovich days in Gohrisch on. As a chamber musician, he has published on radio and CD recordings, such as the complete works for violin by Othmar Schoeck, and Wilhelm Furtwängler, the piano trios of Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven (Genuinely). In 2008 he received an "Echo Klassik"for the recording of chamber music Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

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