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Birth name  Matthew Barnson
Years active  1998-present
Record label  Tzadik Records
Instruments  Viola
Role  Composer

Occupation(s)  Composer
Name  Matthew Barnson
Origin  Utah
Labels  Tzadik
Albums  Sibyl Tones
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Born  July 6, 1979 (age 36) (1979-07-06)
Genres  Contemporary classical music
Education  Yale School of Music (2012), University of Pennsylvania
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Similar People  JACK Quartet, John Zorn, Martin Bresnick, Arditti Quartet

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Matthew Barnson (born 1979) is an American composer.


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Barnson is a native of Utah and obtained his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Barnson is the youngest recipient of a Barlow Commission from the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications. He was awarded a 2009 Charles Ives Prize. He is currently an assistant professor of composition at Stony Brook University.


Barnson's works have been performed by the following individuals / groups:

- Arditti String Quartet
- Curtis Symphony Orchestra
- The New York Virtuoso Singers
- Members of Alarm Will Sound
- Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra
- Soprano Nicole Cabell
- Countertenor Ian Howell
- Academy Manson Ensemble, with conductor Simon Bainbridge


  • Sibyl Tones (Tzadik Records, 2014)
  • References

    Matthew Barnson Wikipedia