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What they say about David Matthies

"Clearly an outstanding conductor with a keen intelligence."

Bramwell Tovey
Music Director
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
www.vancouversymphony.ca

Bramwell Tovey

"David Matthies has enormous musicality and technical skill that he uses to communicate with integrity, honesty and great passion."

(private student of)
Helmuth Rilling
founder and director
Internationalen Bachakademie Stuttgart
Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
www.bachakademie.de

Helmuth Rilling

"David's music-making exudes tremendous passion, energy and excitement. It's contagious!"

Matthew Hazelwood
Conductor
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
www.matthewhazelwood.com

Matthew Hazelwood

"My conductor of choice! When David conducts with my band, it is a soulful experience. He brings the orchestra to life and moves audiences like no other conductor I have ever worked with."

Kathy Mattea
Two-time Grammy Winner
Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year
www.mattea.com

Kathy Mattea

"David is indeed a gifted conductor of considerable promise. He has an excellent technique and is energetic in his approach with the orchestra."

Gustav Meier
Conductor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
www.peabody.edu

Gustav Meier

“Matthies is an unusually creative conductor. As a musician he is exceedingly insightful and thoughtful and has a remarkable sense of the right sound for a given musical work. His considerable musicality and dramatic flair is always at the service of the music.”

Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Artistic Director
Westminster Choir College
www.josephflummerfelt.com

Joseph Flummerfelt

“David Matthies possesses many gifts, which make his music-making both compelling and honest. His intuitive sense of line and phrase pervades all that he does.”

Dr. James Jordan
Professor of Conducting
Westminster Choir College
www.rider.edu

James Jordan

"He has a wonderful ability to challenge young people to find the music within themselves. I envy the orchestra that will be the beneficiary of his artistic leadership."

Amy Lynn Barber
Dean of School of Music
DePauw University
www.depauw.edu/music

Amy Lynn Barber

"Dr. Matthies is one of the most talented of all the orchestral conducting students I’ve seen in 30 years of university-level teaching. He has talent, stage presence, confidence and leadership skills far beyond his years, at a high level of achievement. He conducts beautifully and good musicians enjoy playing (and singing) for him, for he is truly musical."

Dr. Charles K. Smith
Professor of Music
Choral Activities
Michigan State University

Dr. Charles K. Smith

"David is an excellent musician who has had wonderful training and experience in conducting. His technique is clean, clear and beautifully expressive."

Leon Gregorian
Professor of Music
University Orchestras
Michigan State University
www.music.msu.edu

Leon Gregorian

"Matthies enabled the orchestra to produce a surprising level of musical precision and sound quality. We could hardly believe the results he was getting."

Stephen Finlay
President
Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

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