Matthew is currently Principal Harpist with Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Boise Philharmonic. He was previously Acting Principal Harpist with the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera for the 2013-2014 season. Matthew is an avid traveler working as a permanent substitute harpist with Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, Oregon Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Walla Walla Symphony, Billings Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and Anchorage Symphony. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard’s Pre College. Matthew has performed in top concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has performed with James Taylor, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Folds, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Mathis, Emmanuel Pahud, and other leading musical icons. As a member of the American Harp Society and Vice-President of the Boise Chapter, he gave honorarium recitals with Connecticut Chapter of the American Harp Society and Lyon & Healy West. Matthew has performed concertos with Utah Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Chamber Music of the Springs in Colorado, and Nova Chamber Music Series. He received a perfect score for a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts in 2012. Matthew held University teaching posts as Adjunct Professor of Harp with Weber State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and currently a thriving private studio “ Harpitecture by Matthew Tutsky” at Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. In addition to classical training, he is also a therapeutic harp practitioner, finishing his training from International Harp Therapy.
Lakes Area Music Festival
715 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Hours: M, W, F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.