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Peter Matzka (Conductor, Violin)

Born: 1956 - USA

The American conductor and violinist, Peter Matzka, studied at SUNY Purchase with Charles and Heidi Castleman, the Eastman School of Music with Donald Weilerstein and Sylvia Rosenberg, and later at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh. He studied chamber music with the Cleveland, Juilliard and Tokyo Quartets.

Peter Matzka was a founding member of the Chester Quartet and came to Vienna in 1983 to join the Vienna String Sextet, with whom he has recorded most of the string quintet and sextet repertoire for EMI and Pan Classics. He is a prize-winner, as soloist and as chamber musicician, of many international competitions including ARD-Munich, Queen Elisabeth-Brussels, Naumburg-New York. He is concert-master of RSO (Radio Symphony Orchestra) Vienna.

Peter Matzka was professor at Indiana University at South Bend from 1980 to 1983 and at the Hochschule für Musik Cologne from 1993 to 1998. He has been active as instructor for string chamber music at the University for Music, Vienna since 1988.

Source: Joseph Haydn Institute Website; Ruud Janssen (February 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Peter Matzka

Conductor, Violin

BWV 211, BWV 212

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Peter Matzka (Joseph Haydn Institute)

Peter Matzka, Violine (Grazer Konzert Agentur) [German]
Peter Matzka, Violine (Styriarte) [German]

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