Matt Kufchak - Cello

 

Born: Syracuse, NY

Current Residence: Austin, TX

Birthday: March 28

Education: Rice University (BM, MM), University of Texas (AD)

Hobbies: Beer, coffee, photography, cooking.

Ice Cream of Choice: Vanilla or Neapolitan

Quirks: I'm fascinated by things like design, history, and science. 

Favorite Musical Experience: I've seen some really cool concerts – Rostropovich playing Dvořák Cello Concerto and Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s solo recital of Debussy in Aspen. 

Inspirations: Guarneri Quartet

Awards and Honors: Played in Carnegie Hall twice, 2nd prize in the Junior Division at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, principal of orchestras at Rice and the Aspen Music Festival


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