• About

    Matthew is currently Principal Harpist with New Mexico Philharmonic, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, 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 has performed with James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Folds, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Mathis, Emmanuel Pahud, and other leading musical icons. 


    Matthew 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 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 Adjunct Professor of Harp with The University of Portland and 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.

  • Portland Opera






    Oct 29 & 31

    Nov 6


    Andrea Bocelli

    Oregon Music Festival Orchestra

    Nov 4 at 8pm

    Moda Center

    Portland, OR

    Nas with Oregon Symphony

    Nov 9 at 7:30pm


    Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    Portland, Oregon

    Nova Chamber Music Series

    Ravel's Introduction and Allegro

    Nov 14

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Oregon Symphony

    Stravinsky's Agon

    Ballet for Twelve Dancers and Tchaikovsky's

    Romeo and Juliet Overture

    Nov 19, 20, 21, and 22

    Eugene and Portland Oregon


    Ballet Idaho in Boise

    Nov 26-28 & Dec 3-5


    Oregon Symphony

    It's a



    in Concert!

    Dec 13, 2021

    Oregon Ballet Theatre

    Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet


    Dec 18-19, 22-26


    Oregon Symphony

    Debussy's Images


    Jan 7-10, 2022


    Portland, Oregon

    New Mexico Philharmonic


    Jan 15, 2022

    6:00pm - Popejoy Hall

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Chatter ABQ

    Ravel's Introduction et Allegro

    January 22-23

    SITE Santa Fe and ABQ location TBD

    Albuquerque and Santa Fe NM

    Opera Idaho

    Bizet's Carmen

    Jan 28 & 30, 2022

    Morrison Center

    Boise, ID

    Boise Phil

    Paul Chihara's Minidoka

    ( Reveries of...)

    Feb 5, 2022

    Boise Art Museum

    Boise, Idaho


    Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands

    Wagner's Die Walküre

    Feb 24 & 26 2022


    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Boise Phil

    Dance, Dance, Dance!

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha Suite

    March 26-27

    Nampa and Boise, Idaho

    New Mexico Philharmonic

    Ellingboe's Requiem

    April 3


    Classical Mystery Tour of

    The Beatles

    April 16, 2022


    Selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

    April 23, 2022


    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Anchorage Symphony

    Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique


    Ravel's Piano Concerto in G

    April 9, 2022

    Anchorage, Alaska

    Oregon Symphony






    Richard Strauss'

    Rosenkavalier Suite

    May 14-16, 2022


    Mahler's 9th Symphony

    May 20-23, 2022


    Eugene and Portland, Oregon

  • 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 Meditations by Matthew Tutsky

    Sound Treatments by Ted Morcaldi

  • Castle in my Dreams

    CD by Credit Card

  • Digital Downloads for Castle in my Dreams Album

  • Castle in my Dreams

  • 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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    Harp Meditations by Matthew Tutsky

    & Sound Treatments by Ted Morcaldi

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