Matthias McIntire


Matthias McIntire is a composer, violinist, violist, electronic musician, improviser, and music educator active across a broad spectrum of contexts. Currently pursuing his DMA in Composition at the University of Toronto with Christos Hatzis and Eliot Britton, Matthias’ compositions have been recognized with numerous awards and achievements. Upcoming highlights include consecutive composition residencies at Avaloch Farm (Sept. 16-22, and Sept. 22-29) where he will compose and workshop a new work for violin, harp, and live-electronics, as well as a new song-cycle for soprano/pianist Rachel Fenlon. Additional highlights include performances of his "Cathedral Grove (and the Gray Jay)" for violin and live electronics at Robert Aitken’s New Music Concerts (Toronto), at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, at the TEDx U of T 2019 Conference, as well as at Ottawa’s New Art/New Media Festival. The One Found Sound Quintet recently premiered his "Little Worlds" for woodwind quintet at the San Francisco New Music Center in April. He composed and wrote the libretto for "Lover’s Dusk: a monodrama for baritone, string quartet, and owl" which was staged at the 2018 Lunenburg Academy Composition Program and restaged for his DMA composition recital in February 2019. In 2016, Matthias won first prize in the Costello Competition for Composition (Lyra Society of Philadelphia), and he has received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for three consecutive years: 2016, 2017, 2018. Additional awards include a 2015 San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music grant for his work as violist, vocalist, and composer with the Real Vocal String Quartet, and a 2012 Avanti Award for artists demonstrating excellence in their field. Equally comfortable in his roles as composer and performer, in classical, new music, and improvised music settings, Matthias is establishing a varied career that keeps him on his toes.