Matthew is currently Acting Principal Harpist with Oregon Symphony, Principal Harpist with New Mexico Philharmonic, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Boise Philharmonic. His performances have been acclaimed at premier concert venues such as Carnegie Hall in NYC and Harpa in Iceland. He has served as Acting Principal Harpist with the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera and permanent guest artist and substitute harpist with Iceland Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, Oregon Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Anchorage Symphony.
He has performed with James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Folds, Nas, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Mathis, Emmanuel Pahud, and other leading musical icons.
Matthew regularly performs at prestigious summer music festivals including Oregon Bach Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Britt Music Festival, Lakes Area Music Festival, Deer Valley Music Festival, and McCall Summer Musicfest. He participated in a premier of John Luther Adams' "Become Desert" with Seattle Symphony and joined them on tour with this work. He has recorded with Seattle Symphony and Utah Symphony. 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, New Mexico Philharmonic, Boise Philharmonic, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Chamber Music of the Springs, Washington Idaho Symphony, and Nova Chamber Music Series. He received a perfect score for a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts in 2012.
Matthew holds teaching posts as Pro Tempore Instructor of Music at University of Oregon, Adjunct Professor of Harp with The University of Portland, and Adjunct Professor of Harp at Reed College. Matthew is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard’s Pre College, and is tremendously grateful for his mentors, especially Deborah Hoffman, former Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera, and Emily Oppenheimer, former Juilliard Pre College Harp Professor.
Matthew is based in Portland, Oregon.
Matthew is currently the Pro Tempore Instructor of Harp at University of Oregon, Adjunct Professor of Harp at University of Portland, and Adjunct Professor of Harp at Reed College. He has previously held teaching posts at the Weber State University in Utah and Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho.
Matthew holds a Bachelor Of Music Degree from Manhattan School Of Music and is a graduate of Juilliard’s Pre College Program. He has taken masterclasses and coachings with the top harp professors and performing harpists in the world.
He has a thriving private teaching studio “Harpitecture by Matthew Tutsky.”
Matthew is also the harp coach for Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Contact Matthew for in studio, Skype and at home lesson rates and my teaching policy.
Matthew is currently completing his training as a therapeutic harp practitioner in Christina Tourin’s International Harp Therapy Program.He is a frequent therapeutic harp practitioner at Yogasmith in Seattle, Liberate Hollywood in Los Angeles, and Hollywood Yoga in Boise. Matthew also works with a team of somatic healers, massage therapists, and wellness specialists for healing retreats and collaborations.
Book Matthew for a group or private therapeutic sound bath for deep relaxation, inner listening and revitalizing the body and mind. Pricing for bookings for art/harp installations and healing retreats will vary on each individual project.
- Harp therapy is an ancient discipline, with different interpretations and operational models around the world. All of them have in common the use of the Harp as a means to connect with the Inner Self, soothe, relieve stress and pain and give emotional stability, psychological structure and a...