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Matthew Scott (15)
Concerto: Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (I. Andante – Allegro)
Matthew Scott lives in Lewisville, Texas and is a student of Gabriel Sanchez. He began formal piano training at age four, and has developed his skills through master classes with Vladimir Viardo, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Joyce Yang, Anton Nel, Baruch Meir, Phoenix ParkKim, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Pascal Nemirovski, Asaf Zohar, Jose Ramon Mendez, Igor Resnianski, and other distinguished pianists. He has received awards in solo piano competitions, including 1st Prize, 2018 Steinway Junior Piano Competition; Grand Prize, 2019 Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition; 2 nd Place, 2020 Vernell Gregg Concerto Competition; 2 nd Place, 2021 Chopin Avenue; 1st Place, 2021 Dallas Piano Solo; Silver Medal, 2021 Seattle Bach Festival; Grand Prize, 2022 Piano League International; 2021 and 2022 Piano Texas International Festival & Academy, Concerto Competition winner; 2nd Prize, 2022 Weatherford College International Piano Competition; Gold Medal, 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition; 3rd Prize, 2023 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition.
Matthew made his orchestral debut with the Fort Worth Symphony in June 2021, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. He received the honor of performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Las Colinas Symphony in June 2022.
Matthew is a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, GDYO Wind Symphony, Chamber Music International Youth Ambassadors, and enjoys collaborating with chamber music groups and jazz musicians. He is a student of the Worship Academy at his church and develops music sets with the worship team. In his free time as a homeschooled student, he shares piano music at memory care and assisted living centers across Texas. He hopes to someday use his talents professionally to help memory care patients by restoring musical memories. Matthew also likes learning new languages, Python coding, mixed martial arts training (1st degree black belt), exploring the outdoors, studying geography, and completing all varieties of puzzles.