Matthew Zalkind, cello

Photo Credit: Dave Brown

Matt is a cellist who performs regularly as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. He was awarded first prize in the Washington International Competition, as well as top prizes in the Beijing International Cello Competition and the Isang Yun Competition. Matt has performed concerti with the Utah Symphony, Moscow Chamber Players, Albany Symphony, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, and numerous North American orchestras. He has given solo recitals at the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, Tongyeong Arts Center, Moscow Conservatory, and Beijing Concert Hall, among others. Matt’s recently released solo album for Avie Records received critical acclaim from Gramophone, BBC, and other publications. He performs regularly at many chamber music festivals, including Marlboro Music Festival and Musicians from Marlboro tours. With his wife Alice Yoo, Matt is the Co-Artistic Director of the Denver Chamber Music Festival, a destination for world class chamber music in Colorado. He toured extensively with the Harlem Quartet and jazz legends Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Gary Burton. Matt is the Associate Professor of Cello at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, and his students have established themselves on national and international concert stages. 

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 28 – A Movable, Musical Feast

Aug 29 – Grotto I: 19th Century Classics

Aug 31 – Music Hike I: Mozart in the Morning

Aug 31 – Red Cliffs I: Colorado Currents

Sep 5 – Red Earth: Mid-Century Modern America

Sep 7 – Music Hike III: Unusual Quartets–Sacred and Profane

Sep 11 – Grotto III: Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries