Matthew Daniel Green brings a wide range of perspectives as well as over twenty years of experience to his teaching. The key influences on Green's playing and teaching include Maestro Aaron Rosand, whose own roots lead directly back to Ysaye, Auer, and Sevcik; George Neikrug, the preeminent exponent of the methods of the great D. C. Dounis; Rudolf Baumgartner and Gunars Larsens, conductor and concertmaster of the Festival Strings Lucerne in Switzerland; Miguel Negri, student of Yehudi Menuhin; and the renowned teachers Zinaida Gilels and Magdalena Richter. He also studied with Masuko Ushioda, student of Joseph Szigeti; as well as Robert Rozek, student of Ivan Galamian; and Victor Romanul, student of Galamian and Jascha Heifetz; and Nancy Cirillo, student of Louis Persinger. Green attended the Nathan Milstein masterclasses in Zurich, the Clayton Haslop masterclass in Sedona, Arizona, and the Aaron Rosand masterclasses in Nice. The amalgamation of knowledge from this mix of the violin legacy is what has brought students of Matthew Green to successful entrance examinations into the Eastman School of Music, the Peabody Institute, the Boston Conservatory, the Hartt School of Music and others.
Green has performed recitals at the New England Conservatory, and for the Manchester Chamber players as well as in various venues in New England and Switzerland. He has performed as a soloist with the Greater Manchester Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra and also with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served for five years as concertmaster. He has done recordings, tours, and numerous concerts with Collegium Musicum Zurich under the baton of the illustrious Paul Sacher. In addition, he has performed with legends such as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, the Irish Tenors, Donna Summer, Marvin Hamlisch, Mannheim Steamroller, and others. An avid trader of rare coins, he serves as vice president of Blue Diamond Gold Exchange. He is also the founder and leader of Ensemble Aevia and the inventor of the C-Clip®, an accessory to protect the violin.
B.M., NEC; Konzertklasse at Konservatorium Luzern, Switzerland, 1982–1985; studies with Aaron Rosand, Zinaida Gilels, Miguel Negri, Magdalena Richter, Gunars Larsens, Rudolf Baumgartner, Victor Romanul, George Neikrug, Masuko Ushioda; performances and recordings with Paul Sacher and Collegium Musicum Zurich; member, Manchester Chamber Players, N.H.; performances with Ensemble Aevia; extensive freelance performing.