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Matthew Korbanic



"Exceptional talent with virtuoso technique" writes Mike Cimballa, music critic and violinist with the Charlotte Symphony of his lyrical interpretations of his music. Born and educated in Pittsburgh, Mr. Korbanic has earned a masters degree in classical guitar performance from Carnegie Mellon University studying with Jim Ferla and additional study with Tom Kitka from Duquense University.

As a player on the newly innovated 8 string guitar by Paul Galbraith (Brazilian Guitar Quartet and touring solo artist), he has toured the east cost and mid-west and has received grants to study with Mr. Galbraith. Some noted performances have been with Russ Friedman and the Rippingtons, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Arts Council,and live on WQED-FM in Pittsburgh. He has released a CD of original guitar compositions and the world premiere of Robert Maggio's "Traveling Songs," and is currently publishing new editions for the guitar.



CONTACT

Email: matthew_k@classicalmatters.com

Personal Website


MATTHEW'S PHOTO GALLERY


CD RELEASES

"Orbit". A selection of original compositions inspired by contempory classical and New Age music. Performed by Matthew Korbanic on 8-string guitar. Released 2000. Available at:

"8 String Guitar". New and dynamic arrangements of classical music for 8 string guitar, featuring the release of new pieces for solo and flute and guitar by Reed Maxson and Robert Maggio. Performed by Matthew Korbanic on 8-string guitar. Released 2008. Available at:


SINGLE RELEASES

Two selections featuring Matthew Korbanic on 8 string guitar. Andrew York: Waiting for Dawn, and Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5

Available for download at Arabesque Records


Music Performed by Matthew Korbanic


Robert Maggio: Cruise Control. Matthew Korbanic, 8-string guitar, Kathy Blocki, flute./ (2.7mb - 2:47)

JS Bach: Prelude. BWV 996. Matthew Korbanic, 8-string guitar. / (2.8mb - 2:54)








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