Matthew Bengtson, pianist

Hello. I am Matthew Bengtson, concert pianist, fortepianist, and harpsichordist. I both teach and perform, and am especially interested in the music of Scriabin and Szymanowski.

Please look for a new recording on Roméo Records label to complete my traversal of the ten Scriabin Piano Sonatas in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer's death.

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Click here for more information on my new CD recording of piano music by Albéniz, Mendelssohn and Chopin, or of Scriabin Piano Sonatas, both on the Roméo Records label. You can also find online downloadable recordings, such as recent releases of music for harpsichord and fortepiano on the Arabesque Records label (below, right).

This is a list of my solo, concerto and chamber music performing repertoire, organized by era.

My artistic biography, CV, photos, a list of significant past concerts, and information on my musical instruments.

A handy collection of links to websites of special interest to me.

Some of my favorite hobbies and pastimes: go, chess, golf, tennis and others.

How to reach me.

Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Steinway Artist

This artist was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Roster through a rigorous panel review process considering both artistic merit and touring readiness.


Reviews of new CD release:

[Bengtson] is certainly an artist to watch .. one of those pianists whose technique, though considerable, is not of the type that draws attention to itself, but to the music. (Lynn Rene Bayley, Fanfare Magazine)

The rich multilayered sound to the Mendelssohn Variations ... puts this account of op. 54 over all the others I’ve ever heard, including Brendel’s. (Brent Auerbach, American Record Guide)

Other recent recording releases:

Fortepiano recital of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and a harpsichord recital of Byrd, Handel, Rameau and Bach, available online at Arabesque Records. Please click the album images to learn more.

fortepiano recording

harpsichord recording