Matthew is a pianist based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he currently teaches and performs in the Tri-Cities and Guelph. Matthew recently completed his Masters in Piano Performance at Syracuse University, where he had a full scholarship and TA. Prior to that, he graduated with a Bachelor in Music summa cum laude from McMaster University. Additionally, he holds an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Matthew began playing piano at the age of five, although it was never the primary focus of his life. This changed when he discovered the great recordings of Horowitz and Richter as a teenager, which truly inspired him to pursue a career in music. Throughout his diverse musical career he has collaborated with many singers and instrumentalists in operas and chamber music. Locally, Matthew has performed at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Noon Hour Recital Series as a soloist and in collaboration with the soprano Jennifer Carter. He has also performed at the Kitchener Public Library and the Love of Music Marathon. Socially conscious, Matthew has given benefit concerts to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The greatest influence on his musical interpretations and development can be attributed to his lifelong love of the performing and visual arts.