• About

    Matthew is currently Principal Harpist with New Mexico Philharmonic, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, and Boise Philharmonic, while also serving first call 2nd Harpist with Oregon Symphony. 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 regularly performs at prestigious summer music festivals including Grand Teton Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Lakes Area Music Festival, Deer Valley Music Festival, and McCall Summer Musicfest. He has performed with James Taylor, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Folds, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Mathis, Emmanuel Pahud, and other leading musical icons. Matthew 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. Matthew holds teaching posts as Adjunct Professor of Harp with The University of Portland and Reed College. 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, 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 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.

  • Seattle Symphony

    Debussy’s Nocturnes, Suite from Pelleas et Melisande, and Strauss’ Mondscheinmusik (“Moonlight Music”) from Capriccio

     

    June 20, 22, and 23, 2019

    Oregon Bach Festival

    Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliet

    July 13, 2019

    Eugene OR

    McCall Music Society’s Summerfest!

    July 15-21

    McCall, ID

    Weeklong Music festival of Classical, Pop, Family, and Chamber Music Concerts

    Juneau Lyric Opera

    Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana

    August 14-17

    Juneau, Alaska

    Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands

    Debussy’s Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun and Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony

     

    Thurs Sept 19

    7:30pm

    Harpa

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Oregon Ballet Theatre

    Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

    Oct 5-12, 2019

    Keller Auditiorium

    Portland, Oregon

    Portland Opera

    Puccini’s Madame Butterfly

    Oct 25- Nov 2

    Keller Auditiorium, Portland OR

    Oregon Symphony

    Mahler’s 6th Symphony

    Nov 16-18

    Portland, OR

    Oregon Ballet Theatre

    Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet

     

    Dec 7-26

     

    Oregon Symphony

    Adams’ Scheherazade.2 and Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra

     

    Jan 11-13, 2020

    Anchorage Symphony

    Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe

    Jan 25, 2020 at 8pm

    Anchorage, Alaska

    Oregon Symphony

    Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

     

    Feb 7-10, 2020

    Oregon Ballet Theatre

    Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Ballet

     

    Feb 15-23, 2020

    New Mexico Philharmonic

    Alice in Wonderland Ballet

     

    Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00pm - Popejoy Hall

    New Mexico Philharmonic

    Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
    Yoonshin Song, Violin
    Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (1947-1948) Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (1936)

    Concert:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:00pm

    Oregon Symphony

    Stravinsky’s Agon

     

    April 4-7, 2020

    New Mexico Philharmonic

    Ravel: Suite No. 1 from Daphnis and Chloé (1909-1912) Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé (1909-1912)

    Concert:
    Saturday, April 11, 2020, 6:00pm

    Portland Opera

    Big Night Concert

    May 9, 2020

    Portland Opera

    Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

    June 5-13, 2020

  • Harp Lessons

    Private Lessons

    Matthew is Adjunct Professor of Harp at University of Portland and 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.


     

    Harp at College

    Links to study with Matthew at University of Portland and Reed College in Portland, Oregon:

     

    University of Portland

    Reed College
     

    Harp at College

    Links to study with Matthew at University of Portland and Reed College in Portland, Oregon:

     

    University of Portland

    Reed College
     

  • Breakfast at Tutsky's

  • Popular brunch favorites on solo harp.

    Bon appetit!

  • Therapeutic Harp

    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...
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