Matt Bacon will be performing for:
CALCUTTA International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
DELHI International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
International artist and Top Prize winner at the Texas National Music Festival’s “Classical Minds” competition, guitarist Matt Bacon is a highly sought after performer and recording artist now on faculty at KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India. Recently, Matt has performed across the United States at venues such as Barshinger Hall at Franklin & Marshall College, the John Marlow Guitar Series in Washington D.C., a sold-out appearance at the historic Fayetteville Theatre in West Virginia, and has had his performances featured on WITF Radio Harrisburg, the San Francisco News, and has also composed and recorded music for the American Film Society’s new movie “Pinkie.”
From 2009-2012, Matt attended several internationally acclaimed music festivals including New England Conservatory’s Boston GuitarFest and the Texas National Music Festival. In Texas, Matt has been awarded Top Prizes in the guitar competition three years in a row and was also a prizewinner in the first Lancaster International Guitar Competition in Pennsylvania. Participation and success at these festivals has given Matt the opportunity to perform in master classes for luminary artists including Eliot Fisk of NEC, Sharon Isbin of the Julliard School, and Marco Tamayo of the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Matt received his Masters from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2014 and his BA from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in 2010. At both schools Matt earned Dean’s List for Academic Achievement, merit scholarships, and was awarded Career Development Grants.
A native of Lancaster, PA, Matt’s introduction to the world of classical guitar was anything but ordinary. Largely self-taught, a chance meeting with Cuban virtuoso Ernesto Tamayo quickly resulted in private instruction and a blossoming interest in the Spanish guitar. After teaching at several schools in the Bay Area, including Stanford University’s pre-college Music Institute, Matt is now on Faculty at the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India. Aside from the classical guitar, Matt enjoys weight training, painting, fine wine, and considers himself to be the biggest Led Zeppelin fan under 50.
KM Music Conservatory 2015 – present
French American International School 2013 – 2015
SF KIPP Bay Academy 2012 – 2014
Conservatory in the Schools Program 2012 – 2014
Music and Arts Center 2008 – 2012
Community College Baltimore County 2008
Prizes & Awards
Top Prize Texas National Music Festival
Finalist – Lancaster International Guitar Classical Minds Competition Peabody Career Development Grant SFCM Professional Development Grant
Harris Guitar Foundation with Pepe Romero American Film Society – composed & recorded music WARE Center for Performing Arts
Mountainview Center for Performing Arts
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster International Guitar Festival