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Matthew Antal

University of Toronto, Canada
Matthew Antal was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Cardinal Carter
Academy for the Arts where he began playing Viola at age 13 because he was told "you
look like a violist". An all-around lover of music, he has played numerous instruments for
numerous ensembles with genres ranging from smooth jazz to hardcore metal. He
holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto under Katharine Rapoport and
a master’s degree from the University of Victoria under Joanna Hood, both in Viola
performance. He is a regular performer with several early music ensembles around
Toronto including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Scaramella, Windermere String
Quartet, Musicians in Ordinary, I Furiosi, Elixir Ensemble, Magisterra Soloists of London
and Talsiker Players. Matthew is currently working on a DMA in Early Music at UofT
under Patrick Jordan and Stefano Marcocchi. He is looking forward to presenting a
recital of chamber music by Robert Fuchs at the International Viola Congress 2018 in
Rotterdam. His hobbies include recording engineering, playing drums, cooking and
eating lots of delicious and exotic foods.