Matt Allen, Cello - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Honoring Donors R.C. and Tina Vasavada
Matthew Allen is establishing himself as one of the leading young American cellists. At the age of 17, Mr. Allen was named by the jury, from 60 cellists up to age 30 representing 24 countries, the Gold Medalist in the Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan.
Matt won his first international recognition at the 2008 Stulberg International String Competition, taking the gold medal at only age 16. Further success has awarded him 1st place in the ASTA National Solo Competition, 1st place in the NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs) Young Artist Award, 1st place in the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, and top prizes at the Johansen International Competition and Irving M. Klein International String Competition.
He gave his first solo performance with orchestra and solo recital at the age of 11. Embarking on a solo career with a commanding repertoire of over 20 concerti, Mr. Allen has been featured with a number of orchestras throughout the United States including the symphonies of Cincinnati, Midland (MI), LaGrange (GA), Tallahassee, Kalamazoo, Asheville, and El Paso. Concerto performances have also been with the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, State Hermitage Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Russia and the Tokyo Philharmonic. Mr. Allen has already graced the stages of the world's most prominent venues including the Terrace Theater of Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and the Cleveland Orchestra's Severance Hall, performing Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for a sold out audience and live broadcast. Mr. Allen currently studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Tickets are $25 advance; $5 more day of concert (buy your tickets early!). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.
Gualala Arts Center (View)
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
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