Matthew Slotkin is an acclaimed performer, teacher, and scholar, and has appeared in leading venues throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has achieved success in solo performance, chamber music, and as a soloist with orchestra. A commitment to the promulgation of new compositions has resulted in numerous premieres of works by composers including John Anthony Lennon, Scott Lindroth, John Orfe, and many others. Recent performances include tours of Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Greece, as well as concerts at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Walled City Music Festival, the Monadnock Music Festival, the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, the Guitar Foundation of America, the Chautauqua Institution, and the World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland, Thailand and Slovenia. He has given performances with many prominent chamber ensembles including the Metropolis Ensemble, the Mallarmé Chamber Players, Duo Montagnard (with Joseph Murphy, saxophone), and Dez Cordas (with Craig Butterfield, double bass). American Record Guide praised Slotkin on his Centaur Records release, “Twentieth Century Music for Guitar,” for his “musical sensitivity and technical control,” and for giving “strong readings of this appealing music.” Soundboard magazine called him an “exceptional” player, and a recent concert review from the Classical Voice of North Carolina stated that “Slotkin performed brilliantly.” Summit Records released “Gone Away” in 2011, a recording with bassist Craig Butterfield, which American Record Guide called “a magnificent achievement…The concept of this program is brilliant.” The duo’s previous Centaur Records release, “Dances Songs Inventions,” was called “wonderful” by WRUV radio (Burlington, VT) and “very enjoyable” by Soundboard magazine. Slotkin directs the guitar program at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and has previously taught at Mansfield University, Buffalo State College, and Alfred University. He has given masterclasses at numerous institutions and festivals including the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Victorian College of the Arts (Australia), ESMAE (Portugal), the Alexandria Guitar Festival, and many others. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied guitar with Nicholas Goluses and historical performance practice with Paul O’Dette.