Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music.
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Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York's Central Park to Germany's Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe. Premieres of Matt's compositions include his 2012 Concerto Grosso with The Knights, an eclectic New York-based symphony orchestra, in Central Park on the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series. The concert was broadcast live on WQXR and Matt was praised in The New York Times for his “imaginative, virtuosic solo.”
Matt's recent projects include two recordings of his original arrangements of music by Bach with his trio: one featuring renowned Italian flutist Andrea Griminelli, and the other featuring Russian violinist Philippe Quint. He has recently also recorded an album with Lara St. John of new compositions and arrangements based on Eastern European folk songs, for which he's composed two pieces, Nagilara and Freylach no. 13, both based on Jewish folk melodies.
A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matt has lived in Montreal since 1999.