Mat Ward

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MA, Violin Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College


Violin / Viola

“The lessons have jumpstarted my active practicing and playing, which was a big propose for me in taking lessons. Mat is a lovely and skillful teacher. His guidance is concrete and practical, and he infuses his instruction with larger musical context. His presence is supportive and gently rigorous, and he engages me as an agent of my own learning. ” – Marisa S.

Mathew Ward is an active violinist on the east coast as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and mentor. Currently based in Boston, Mathew is a member of the Boston Civic Symphony and studio musician with SoundTrec Orchestra. As an enthusiast of opera, he has recently performed with Boston Opera Collaborative and participated in the North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s Opera Project. As a native of California, Mathew is a former member of San Diego City Ballet Symphony, San Diego Musical Theatre and Moonlight Stage Productions in San Diego. He was also the recipient of the Alan Lee Memorial Scholarship and Concerto Competition Winner with the La Primavera Symphony, touring to Italy and Australia where the orchestra clenched a silver medal at the Australian International Music Festival with a performance in the Sydney Opera House. As a recent participant in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Take a Stand Festival in New York, Mathew supports the access to high quality music education with students of all ages and believe the modern musician has a responsibility to share the passion, technique, and perspective they have acquired through their musical journey.