April 20th, 2023 11pm Stage 1
Matt Kaplan is a classical guitarist based in NYC. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees of Music Education and Music Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of Music Performance from Mannes College - The New School for Music where he studied with guitar luminaries like Frederic Hand & Michael Newman. Matt has performed in venues like Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Kimmel Center, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and the Morgan Library and Museum. Internationally, Matt has performed in Perú at the Universidad Nacional de Música in 2007. In Italy he performed as a soloist with the Rome Festival Orchestra in 2010 and in 2018 he returned as a fellowship recipient of the 2018 Lanciano International Guitar Seminar. Matt also regularly performs in
Santiago de Chile and Barcelona, Spain. You can hear Matt’s debut album “Zenamon - A Chamber Music Collection” on Spotify, Apple
Music, Bandcamp, Tidal, and more.
Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla was the grand prize winner of the 2011 Philadelphia Classical GuitarSociety competition and the Peter Gross grant for performance. Highlights of his recent performances include performances with the New Amsterdam Singers and the Dessoff choirs, the Aspen Opera Company and Festival orchestras, as well as the Philadelphia, New England, Oneonta, and Wall classical guitar society festivals. He is also a frequent performer at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, the Americas Society, and the Morgan Library in New York City. As a seasoned teacher, Pierre has had extensive experience working with students of diverse
ages and backgrounds. He was a fellowship student at the Aspen Music festival with Sharon Isbin from 2010 to 1016, where he worked with both public school and private students. Pierre began his musical studies at the age of nine with the Suzuki method. After years of private and independent study, he finished his Bachelor's degree at Mannes College of Music in 2002, and his Master's degree at the Juilliard school in 2014.