Matthew Abramo, originally from Long Island, New York, joined the Double Bass Section of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2010. Previously to performing with the LPO, Matthew was a Fellow at the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, and a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Upstate New York. Matthew has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in many festivals including the YOA Orchestra of the Americas as Principal Bass, as well as the Festival de Musique de Saint-Barthélemy, Lakes Area Music Festival, Britt Festival, Music in the Mountains, the Lucerne Festival Academy, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Institute. Mr. Abramo holds a Bachelor's of Music degree with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with James VanDemark. He continued his studies further at SUNY Purchase, receiving a Master's of Music degree studying with Timothy Cobb. In addition to his activities with the LPO, Matthew is also a Double Bass Instructor at Tulane University's Newcomb School of Music.