President of Edinburgh University String Orchestra 14/15.
Matt is a recent graduate from Edinburgh Law School. He is an experienced orchestral player and solo violinist. While in Edinburgh, Matt played as a first violin in the Edinburgh University String Orchestra, performing under conductors such as Will Conway, and as a first violin in the Edinburgh University Music Society (EUMS) Symphony Orchestra. He also played in the second violins in Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra and led EUMS Sinfonia in their 2015 performance of Mozart's Requiem. Having studied with Valerie Maynes and Chris Sayce in Dundee, Matt started his orchestral experience at a young age, leading Dundee Schools orchestras until leaving school, when he won the 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year Competition for his performance of Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major. In 2010, Matt also took up a place in Dundee Symphony Orchestra, regularly performing in the Caird Hall and St. Paul's Cathedral, Dundee under the direction of Robert Dick. Matt is also experienced in chamber music, especially string quartets, and ceilidh repertoire. In 2014/15, Matt was the President of Edinburgh University String Orchestra, and was responsible for organising two concerts a year and the annual Emre Araci composition competition. In 2016/17, Matt took on three roles in the String Orchestra's committee. In third year of university Matt studied German law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich on an Erasmus year abroad. There he played as a first violin in the Symphonisches Orchester München-Andechs under the direction of Andreas Pascal Heinzmann, performing works including Debussy's 'La mer' und Zemlinsky's 'Die Seejungfrau' as well as performing in charity concerts.
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