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Adam Matthes

Viola

adam-mathesSince moving to New York City, Adam Matthes has immersed himself in a variety of projects such as collaborations with Contemporaneous, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Leading Lines, and Chamber Orchestra of New York. From 2009–2012, Matthes has performed with Cascade Quartet, the quartet in residence with the Great Falls Symphony. He has frequented the Aspen Music Festival as both an orchestral and contemporary ensemble fellow, performances of which have been heard on Performance Today, and he has performed in the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and the AIMS Festival. Matthes’ notable collaborations include performances with Kenji Bunch, Sarah Chang, Alexander Kerr, Zuo Zhang, as well as members of the Colorado, New Jersey and Oregon Symphonies. Taking an earnest interest in new music, Matthes has worked with composers Jacob Avshalomov, John Harbison, Stephen Hartke and Krzysztof Penderecki; he has recorded the music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon on Bridge Records and the music of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez on the Urtext label. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Shepherd School of Music, Matthes studied with John Graham, James Dunham, Joan Derhovsepian and Catharine Carroll, and he has also played in master classes for Victoria Chiang, Roberto Diaz, Hsin-yun Huang, Jefferey Irvine and Tabea Zimmerman. Recently, Matthes joined Scarsdale Strings, an organization of music teachers dedicated to providing music lessons in after school programs.