Matthew Young joined the San Francisco Symphony viola section in 2012. He joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2005, and has been featured in numerous Orchestra chamber concerts; at Sommerfest 2011 he performed Brahms’ First Piano Quartet. Winner of a 2007 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, he has also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among other ensembles.
Young was a founding member of the Verklärte Quartet, which won grand prize in the 2003 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. While a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, he played at dozens of chamber concerts throughout the Twin Cities.
Young is active as an educator; in summer 2009 he rejoined the faculty of the National Orchestral Institute. He studied with Robert Vernon at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was awarded the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola Performance. He also attended the University of Kentucky and Yale School of Music.
Young was raised on his family’s farm in rural Kentucky and enjoys the natural beauty of the Twin Cities’ lakes and parks.
Updated August 2012