Artist Bios

Mathew Walton, pianist

A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University's music program as a student of Anya Alexeyev, Mathew Walton completed his Master's degree in Performance at the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Andrew Tunis. Highlights of his studies have included performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the WLU symphony orchestra, as well as representing Ontario at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals national finals in Moncton, New Brunswick, in 2007. His areas of specialization include the works of Franz Liszt, Frederic Rzewski, and Canadian composer John Burge.

In addition to his solo work, Mathew is in demand as a vocal, instrumental, and choral accompanist. Outside of performance, Mathew has also completed a Master's degree in Musicology, with a research focus on the genre of the piano paraphrase and musical narrative. He currently resides in Edmonton, where he is undertaking doctoral studies in music performance at the University of Alberta in the studio of Janet Scott Hoyt. In 2013, he studied the performance of German lieder at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria. The recent winner of the University of Alberta’s concerto competition, he performed John Burge’s Prelude Variations with the University of Alberta Symphony in February, 2014.

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