Canadian violist Matthew Eeuwes joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the beginning of 2019. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin performance. During his studies, he fell in love with the lower timbre of the viola and subsequently went on to earn his Master of Music in Viola Performance and Literature. Matthew is a current recipient of the Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist at Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, studying with Steven Dann.
In the summer 2018, Matthew was a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Canada’s only professional training orchestra. In 2019 he was a fellow in the Chamber Music Institute of the Toronto Summer Music Festival where he played and worked alongside members of the Dover String Quartet and New Orford String Quartet. Matthew served as lecturer in secondary viola studies at the Eastman School of Music and enjoys teaching private violin and viola lessons to all levels and ages.
Matthew Eeuwes attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Peter & Elizabeth Alberti Fellowship.