Known for his distinguished musicianship, Matthew Glenn Quick’s performances have been hailed as “electrifying,” “one revelation after another,” and “a major triumph of imagination and execution.” He began his piano study at the age of six, and throughout his youth was a prizewinner in numerous competitions. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Vanderbilt University, where he won the concerto competition, was awarded the David Rabin Prize for excellence in musical performance, was elected to the National Dean’s List, and graduated with highest honors. He continued his studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned both his Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts. His doctoral research focused on the music of Mussorgsky, culminating in an innovative dissertation exploring the relationship of Pictures at an Exhibition with Russian vocal literature.
Dr. Quick pursued his major piano studies with Craig Nies and Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, inheriting a rich lineage to late masters such as Rudolf Serkin, Claude Frank, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and Adele Marcus. He has had sessions with many of the world's top artists including Martin Katz, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Awadagin Pratt, Yakov Kasman, Meng-Chieh Liu, Michael Chertock, Gabriel Chodos, James Tocco, Markus Groh, John Ritter, Peter Sefl, Vit Gregor, Edward Auer, and Ian Hobson. In addition to his career as a solo artist, he has conducted, coached, and collaborated with orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs, and soloists from around the world. In recent years he has concertized throughout the U.S., toured China with orchestra, performed in Prague, studied music in Vienna and Salzburg, and traveled to Italy on numerous occasions to perform, coach, and conduct. His recordings have been aired numerous times across the US as well as in Europe.