Mr. Matt A. Aprea
Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Matt Aprea is a violinist, violist, pianist, and Suzuki-trained violin teacher based in New York City. Matt has performed with various orchestras including the Eastman Philharmonia and the National Repertory Orchestra, where he was awarded a fellowship. He has played under the baton of Peter Oundjian, Andrew Litton, Neil Varon, Douglas Boyd, Giancarlo Guerrero, Carl Topilow, and Paul Haas, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in masterclasses featuring Daniel Phillips, Ani Kavafian, Charles Castleman, Joel Krosnick, Lawrence Dutton, Marilyn Reynolds, and the Ying Quartet.
Mr. Aprea has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Steinway Hall, Cami Hall, and Eastman Theatre. Matt was also a featured soloist at La Cité des Congrès with Angela DeNiro at Les Nuits du Jazz, an international jazz festival in Nantes, France. More recently, he can be heard on the title song of saxophonist Mitch Frohman’s new Latin Jazz album, “From Daddy with Love.” Matt was also featured on ABC’s The Chew, and has recorded for the New York/Sydney-based commercial music production company, Nylon Studios.
Matt’s experience also includes performances with Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh. There, he performed in the Pittsburgh première of Ainadamar, a contemporary opera written by Argentian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Since his return to New York, Matt has been leading an active career as a studio musician, music educator, and freelance violinist. Matt is recently returned from a tour with the Noli Opera Orchestra of New York, culminating in performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Matt is currently contracting and recording for his father’s album, a jazz tribute to John Lennon, to be released Fall 2014.
A passionate music educator, Matt has studied Suzuki Pedagogy under Allen Lieb at New York’s School for Strings, and Ed Kreitman at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute. In addition to his career as a studio and recording artist, he currently teaches a studio of 25 violin, viola, and piano students.