Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott


Country: United States
Birth Date: August 12, 2007
Teacher: Gabriel Sanchez
School: Homeschool, Lewisville, Texas
Concerto: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (I. Moderato)

Matthew Scott, 14, lives in Lewisville, Texas and is a student of Gabriel Sanchez.  He began formal piano training at age four with Christina Kim, and further developed his skills as a student of Konstantyn Travinskyy. Developing his piano skills is a top priority, and Matthew has learned through master classes with Professor Vladimir Viardo (Cliburn Gold Medal Winner -1973), Stanislav Ioudenitch (Cliburn Gold Medal Winner –2001), Dr. Baruch Meir of Arizona State University, Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim of Indiana Wesleyan University, Anton Nel of UT Austin, and other distinguished pianists.

He has received awards from competitions including: First Prize, 2018 Steinway Junior Piano Competition; Grand Prize, 2019 Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition; First Place, 2020 Fort Worth Solo Piano Competition; Second Place, 2020 Vernell Gregg Concerto Competition; First Prize, 2020 Piano League International; Third place, 2021 Vernell Gregg Concerto Competition; Second Place, 2021 Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition; Fourth Prize, 2021 LA Liszt International; Grand Prize, 2021 Rocky Mountain Music Festival; 2021 Piano Texas International Festival & Academy, Concerto Competition winner; Second Place 2021 Chopin Avenue; First Place, 2021 Dallas Piano Solo; Silver Medal, 2021 Seattle Bach Festival; 2021 MTNA Honorable Mention; Grand Prize 2022 Piano League International.

Matthew made his orchestral debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in June 2021, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

He is a member of the Chamber Music International Youth Ambassadors, and he enjoys collaborating with other musicians.  He is a student of the Worship Academy at his church and develops music sets with the worship team. Matthew is homeschooled, and in his free time, he shares piano music at memory care and nursing homes across Texas.  He hopes someday to use his talents professionally to help memory care patients by restoring musical memories.

Matthew also likes learning new languages, mixed martial arts training (first degree black belt), exploring the outdoors, studying geography, and completing all varieties of puzzles.