Matthew Cameron, piano
Hailed a “true piano genius” (Anthony Newman) and renowned for “phenomenal virtuosity” (MusicWeb International) and “profound musical consciousness” (Michel Le Naour, Piano 21), Matthew Cameron’s original piano works and transcriptions have attained worldwide popularity, collecting over a million views on the internet, and are heard on the Arabesque, Cala, Delos, and Sony/BMG labels. His career as piano virtuoso has taken him to Carnegie Hall for a heralded sold-out debut, from venerable venues like the Salle Erard in Paris, to trendy classical hotspots like Teatro del Sale in Florence, Italy. A series of recordings on the Arabesque Records label and on Cala Records have received accolades in the American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, inspiring Audiophile Audition to say that “Cameron equals anyone who champions Liszt” with performances “that could not be bettered” (MusicWeb), and a recording of the 24 Chopin Etudes that “is up there with the very best available” (MusicWeb). His original piano works and transcriptions are published by G. Schirmer Editions and IMC Editions, and have been performed by himself and others at Salle Gaveau in Paris, Il Bagno Konzertgalerie in Germany, the Michel Sogny Festival in Switzerland, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Musashino Cultural Foundation in Japan, Shanghai Concert Hall, Sayed Darwish Theater in Cairo, Husum Piano Rarities Festival in Germany, Festival Pianistyczny in Warsaw, and in Strasbourg, Montpellier, Estonia, Greece, Yugoslavia, Spain, and Austria. At his 2008 Weill Hall debut at Carnegie Hall, he received a standing ovation from a sold-out audience, after which the New York Concert Review reported: “Resembling Franz Liszt from the stage…he distinguished himself from his many brilliant peers by projecting a composer’s command of his repertoire. Though some might be cynical of “channeling Liszt” nowadays, Cameron’s genuine involvement and sensitivity suspended disbelief.” Winner of multiple awards at the 2004 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Los Angeles. Broadcasts include solo spots on New York’s WNYC and WQXR Radio. He is director of Evening Piano Concerts at the South Oxford Space in Brooklyn, New York. Studied piano with Jenny David and Efrem Briskin, and worked briefly with Charles Rosen. Matthew Cameron is a Steinway Artist since 2012.