Matthias McIntire

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Matthias McIntire has made it his mission to bridge the gap between classical and non-classical styles of music, between playing improvised and non-improvised music, between playing the music of others and playing his own, and to share his growing knowledge of the violin, musicianship, how music works, and how it is put together with others. With this mission in mind he is active as a performer, improviser, composer, and teacher in many different contexts and styles. Recent highlights include graduating with a Masters of Music degree in violin performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Ian Swensen, performing with Livia Sohn and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in a concert of music by Vivaldi, sitting concertmaster for the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute (BASOTI) orchestra, performing with world-renowned jazz pianist Vijay Iyer at the Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, playing on the soundtrack of the new movie Looper as a member of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, attending the world premiere of his piece Earthbound and Skyward for solo piano as performed by Keisuke Nakagoshi, and joining the team at the New Mozart School of Music as violin instructor.

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