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Matt Albert

Master Cass Artist - Violin

Violinist and violist Matt Albert is the Chair of Chamber Music at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan. He previously served as the Director of Chamber Music and SYZYGY at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. He was a founding member of Eighth Blackbird, with whom he received numerous awards, including first prizes at the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman, and Fischoff Competitions, and three Grammy awards for their recordings on Cedille Records. He has performed with Alarm Will Sound, Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, ICE, the Shreveport Symphony (as Concertmaster), the Baltimore Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Other leadership roles include three years as the Artistic Director of the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition and three years as the Artistic Director of the Music in the Mountains Conservatory in Durango, Colorado.