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Matthew Kolodzieski


Matthew Kolodzieski began his studies on the cello at age nine. His primary teachers include Barbara Stein-Mallow, Paul Tobias and James Kreger. He has attended the New York Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, New York, and the InterHarmony Music Festival in Sulzbach- Rosenberg, Germany. Matthew has performed with the Esopus Chamber Orchestra, the Essex County Summer Players Orchestra in Livingston, New Jersey, and mentored with the Sussex County Youth Orchestra in tours to China, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic. He earned a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in 2013 from Mannes School of Music, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Music at Mannes School of Music. He performs regularly in New York with the Mannes Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Nancy Wilson and the Mannes Orchestra under the direction of maestro David Hayes at Alice Tully Hall, and most recently performed at Carnegie Hall. In the fall of 2013, Matthew founded the Quartet Elm, a string quartet comprised of colleagues from Mannes. Quartet Elm has begun community outreach to rural high schools in northwest New Jersey to promote music in the Arts. Matthew served as artistic coach for the 2013 Teen Arts Festival in Warren County New Jersey.