International pianist, conductor, and educator Dr. Matthew Glenn Quick enjoys an active career across the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition to his appearances 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. He has been invited as a guest artist and visiting professor to esteemed international music festivals, and he is a frequent judge for regional and international competitions. His recordings have been aired numerous times across the U.S. on National Public Radio as well as in Europe. He is currently a Foreign Expert and graduate advisor in the piano department of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, where he holds the distinction of being the first foreigner invited to join their piano faculty.
Dr. Quick earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Vanderbilt University, where he won the concerto competition, was awarded the David Rabin Prize for excellence in music, 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, earning both his Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts. He has had sessions with many of the world's top artists and pursued his major piano studies with Craig Nies and Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, inheriting a rich lineage to late masters of the Curtis and Juilliard schools such as Rudolf Serkin, Claude Frank, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and Adele Marcus. His doctoral research concentrated on the music of Mussorgsky, culminating in an innovative dissertation exploring the relationship of Pictures at an Exhibition with Russian vocal literature. His scholarly writing has been published in the U.S., Europe, and on the ProQuest Global Database.
Dr. Quick is in international demand as a teacher and advisor. He has been invited to appear at numerous institutions and conferences around the world. Recent festival invitations include guest faculty positions at Music Fest Perugia, Washington International Piano Festival, Lancaster International Piano Festival, and the University for Nationalities International Master Artist Festival. In China, in addition to his appointment at the Sichuan Conservatory, he has taught and lectured at numerous high schools, universities, and government institutions while also serving as an academic advisor to China's largest education company. Before moving to China, he was a graduate instructor at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a prominent choral director in the Tri-State area, a faculty member of the CCM Preparatory Department, and served as co-chair of the OMTA Buckeye Competition for piano, violin, and voice. He was also an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and in 2012 was an organizer for the 2nd MTNA National Piano Pedagogy Symposium where he led sessions on piano technique and injury prevention. While in the US, he became a founding teacher of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, a founding member of the MTNA-CCM Collegiate Chapter, and an OMTA certified adjudicator. In addition to piano and conducting, he has trained in harpsichord, organ, jazz, and voice. As a pedagogue he has studied the piano technique methods of renowned teachers and performers such as Dorothy Taubman, Nelita True, Barbara Lister-Sink, Alan Fraser, Seymour Fink, and Gyorgy Sandor. He has also studied various methods of training efficient and expressive coordination of the body which he employs in his teaching, such as the Alexander Technique, Dalcroze Eurythmics, and Tai Chi.
The CD, Dedication, represents a culmination of my years in the great city of Cincinnati. The title was chosen for a number of reasons. For one, it is an acknowledgement of the dedication required to overcome the many trials and tribulations one faces in pursuing one's art. Furthermore, it is a dedication to those who have given me their support, knowledge, and especially their love. In the months before I left the U.S. to live in China, I had the good fortune of meeting Michael Kenyon, a former member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a consummate musician. I greatly admired his artistic vision as a recording engineer and thought that if we worked together, we could make a world-class CD. I believe we have done that, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
French Suite No. 5
This recording of Bach is my second project with recording engineer and esteemed musician Michael Kenyon. We have created a very special compilation of the French Suite No. 5 in G Major which we believe probes the depths and illuminates the intricacies of this work. It has been received to great acclaim, and we hope to extend this recording project in the future to encompass more of the immortal Bach piano suites.
Clavier Companion 2018
"East Meets West: Connecting with Chinese Students"
Belgrade Journal of Music and Dance 2018
"Junction +4: A Foray into the Intersection of Minimalism and Indeterminacy"
ProQuest Global Database
"Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition: Identifying the Expressive Narrative through Comparisons with Vocal Literature"