David Matthies, conductor
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“Clearly an outstanding conductor with a keen intelligence that will take him a long way.”

Bramwell Tovey
Music Director
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

“My conductor of choice! When Matthies conducts with my band, it is a soulful experience. He brings the orchestra to life and moves audiences like no other conductor I have ever worked with."

Kathy Mattea
Two-time Grammy Winner
Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year
“David is indeed a gifted conductor of considerable promise. He has an excellent technique and is energetic in his approach with the orchestra.”

Gustav Meier
Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Dr. Matthies is one of the most talented of all the orchestral conducting students I’ve seen in thirty years of university-level teaching. He conducts beautifully. Good musicians enjoy playing and singing for him, for he is truly musical. He is very much an individual on the podium, but his musical presence is founded on clarity of gesture and musical understanding that engender respect, collegiality and excellent ensemble from musicians.”

Dr. Charles Smith
Professor of Music
Michigan State University

Matthies is an unusually creative choral conductor. As a musician he is exceedingly insightful and thoughtful and has a remarkable sense of the right sound for a given musical work. His considerable musicality and dramatic flair is always at the service of the music.

Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Artistic Director
Westminster Choir College
“David’s personality shimmers with energy and genuine warmth.”

Douglas J. Webb, Ph.D.
Department of Music
Laurentian University

“David Matthies possesses many gifts, which make his music-making both compelling and honest. His intuitive sense of line and phrase pervades all that he does.”

Dr. James Jordan
Professor of Conducting
Westminster Choir College
“His music making exudes tremendous passion, energy and excitement. It is truly contagious!”

Matthew Hazelwood
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra

“He shows outstanding ability, craftsmanship and artistry.”

Henry Engbrecht
Professor of Music
University of Manitoba
“In my 30 years with this Symphony, I have yet to experience a conductor with such musical exuberance, professionalism and obvious talent. A true pleasure to perform for.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Member
April, 2001
“As a conductor I have the highest praise for David’s innate musicality and technical command of conducting technique. He is truly gifted.”

T. Patrick Carrabre
Dean of Music
Brandon University
“People of all ages seemed to experience a sense of reignited enthusiasm from Matthies’ performances. A true pleasure to work with such a talented and creative conductor. He clearly demonstrated excellence in both choral and orchestral conducting.”

George Strimel
Former Executive Business Director
Pottstown Symphony Orchestra
He has the ability to capture the very essence of the music and deliver it to the audience in a way that captivates and endures.

Concert Attendee
Indianapolis, IN
April, 2001

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