Malcolm Matthews holds both a Master’s Degree in Organ and Harpsichord Performance and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Continuing his studies with David Higgs and Dr. William Porter, he is now in his third year pursuing a DMA and the Artist’s Certificate. Matthews has performed in masterclasses and participated in summer programs lead by such organists as Jacques van Oortmerssen, Harald Vogel, Hans Davidsson, Ken Cowan, Joan Lippincott, and Edoardo Bellotti. He particularly enjoys collaborative work and frequently answers calls to accompany both ensembles and soloists on a wide range of repertoire. Recently he appeared as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performing Frank Martin’s Petite Symphonie Concertante. Currently Matthews accompanies the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church under the direction of Stephen Kennedy and students of Eastman as part of his minor in Collaborative Piano under Dr. Jean Barr. Matthews has also discovered a passion for pedagogical work; he teaches harpsichord at the Eastman Community Music School and will be an instructor for the upcoming Eastman Summer Organ Academy.
Matthews’ accomplishments include: First Place, 2013 Westfield International Organ Competition and Second Place, 2012 National Young Artist’s Competition in Organ Performance; Semi-finalist, 2016 International Bach Competition; Second Place, 2016 OSM Manulife Competition; First place, 2005 South-Eastern Region IV Young Organists Competition; and Semi-finalist, 2009 Concours international d’orgue de Lyon.