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Kiyoe Matsuura

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Kiyoe Matsuura


MM DePaul University
BM Bob Cole Conservatory

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Violinist Kiyoe Matsuura is an emerging early music artist with a background in orchestra, chamber music, and solo performance. On baroque violin she has performed with the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble and harpsichordists Alexander Weimann, Ketil Haugsand, and Jason Moy. Ms. Matsuura was a co-founder of the period ensemble, MENT Consort, the first of its kind at DePaul University.

As an orchestra musician, Ms. Matsuura has played under conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Charles Dutoit, Symon Bychkov, Robert Spano, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Cristian Macelaru, and Nicolas Kraemer, in venues including the Chicago Symphony Center, Ford Amphitheater, Aratani Theater, Royce Hall, Segerstrom Center, and the Warner Bros Scoring Stage.

In 2013 Ms. Matsuura commissioned a new work by composer Jung Won Edward Park, The Music Is Fleeting, for violin, cello, clarinet, and vibraphone. Ms. Matsuura has performed chamber music in the Zhou B. Art Center, Art Share L.A., and the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.

As a soloist, Ms. Matsuura was featured on the Irvine Chamber Players’ orchestra tours of Italy at Piazza San Lorenzo, Chiesa del Redentore, Chiesa Valdese, and Chiesa San Francesco, and of France at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Eglise de Saint Trophime.

In 2016, Ms. Matsuura joined Fifth House Ensemble for a concert tour of fourteen U.S. cities with REM’s Mike Mills and violin soloist Robert McDuffie. She has also performed on the Vietnamese pop series Asia 76 and with Persian singer Moein.

Ms. Matsuura holds a Master of Music degree from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Music from the Bob Cole Conservatory in Southern California. She has been a participant in the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Montecito International Music Festival, University of Nebraska Chamber Music Institute, Sierra Summer Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Institute. Her primary violin teachers were Janet Sung, Lorenz Gamma, and Georgette Popa.

Ms. Matsuura is a Suzuki Certified violin educator. She is on faculty at DePaul’s Community Music Division and maintains a private studio in the Chicago area.