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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.

COMING SOON!! on Roméo Records, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer's death:

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News and reviews
Please find here a collection of press articles and reviews of my work.

Concert schedule
Here you can find details on my upcoming concerts.

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Recordings
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).

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

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

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

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

Contact
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.


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Reviews of CD release on Romeo Records:

[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 René 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)

Some current recording projects:

Multi-CD recording of solo piano and violin/piano repertoire of Karol Szymanowski, with violinist Blanka Bednarz, for the Musica Omnia label.

The complete works for cello and piano of Roberto Sierra, with John Haines-Eitzen, cello.

A new piano quintet by Dmitri Tymoczko, with the Amernet String Quartet.

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