A Winter's Warm Embrace
Sunday, January 28, 2024 3:00 PM
The University City Symphony Orchestra
Leon Burke, music director
560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave, University City, MO 63130
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D
Matt Pickart, Violin
GABRIEL FAURÉ Peléas et Mélisande
EMMANUEL SIKORA Preludio Sinfonico
Dr. Matt Pickart has performed in Carnegie Hall, Julliard’s Paul Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center - among many other venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
He has served as the principal violist for Tran-Siberian Orchestra.
Matt received critical acclaim throughout Germany for his performances with Swingadje Ensemble and Premier Swingtett.
Among the great luminaries of the music world with whom Matt has studied are legendary American concertmaster, Sidney Harth; Yuri Gandelsman, former principal violist of Israel Philharmonic and the Fine Arts Quartet; and Rodney Whitaker, bassist of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Dr. Pickart is Director and Co-founder of Clazz International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. He serves as Director of Chamber Music and as Assistant Professor of Music at Webster University in which capacity he teaches violin, viola, improvisation, and music entrepreneurship.