Described as “mesmerizing” (Seen and Heard International), Matt Zucker appears internationally as a collaborator and soloist specializing in historical cellos and viols. His orchestral career has taken him around the world with ensembles such as Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, and Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra. His 2023 performances as viola da gamba soloist in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the New York Philharmonic were lauded as “stellar” and “a delight” (Financial Times). He has also recently been featured in solos with Trinity Baroque Orchestra and New York Baroque Incorporated. Equally at home as a chamber musician, he performs with House of Time, the Boston Baroque X-tet, TENET Vocal Artists, the Sebastians, and Sonnambula. He has spent his summers at the Boston Early Music Festival, Dans les Jardins de William Christie, and Teatro Nuovo, a festival dedicated to historically-informed performances of bel canto opera. He can be heard on Brillance Indéniable: The Virtuoso Violin in the Court of Louis XV with Alana Youssefian and Le Bien-Aimé on Avie Records.
Matt graduated from the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant. He holds additional degrees in cello performance and music theory from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.