Matthew Carrington — Viola
Violist Matthew Carrington enjoys a diverse performing career, from chamber ensembles to large orchestras, performing works from ancient times to the present day. He currently is a member of Mercury: the Orchestra Redefined, which performs music of all eras on period instruments to enthusiastic audiences. Prior to joining Mercury, he performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the New World Symphony. As a member of the Apollo Chamber Players for three seasons, he helped illuminate the intersection of classical and traditional folk music from around the world.
A native of Fresno, California, he benefitted from early instruction from Claudia Shiuh. Mr. Carrington received a B.M. from UC Santa Cruz and a M.M. and Performer Diploma from Indiana University. He counts among his primary teachers Roy Malan, Mimi Zweig, and Atar Arad as well as secondary instruction from Stanley Ritchie and Yuval Gotlibovich.