Matt Lammers

Violinist Matt Lammers is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in performance at Rice University, a student of Paul Kantor, where he is also a faculty member in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. He is a graduate of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, and his prior teachers include Christian Teal, Carolyn Huebl, and Ray Shows.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Lammers is a prizewinner of the St. Paul String Quartet, Music Teacher’s National Association, and Ravinia’s Discover National Chamber Music competitions. He has performed with artists including the Blair Quartet, Geoff Nuttall, Jun Iwasaki, Jinjoo Cho, Matt Albert, Roger Fretena, John Kochanowski, Amy Dorfman, and members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. This summer, he joined the Cezanne Quartet as first violinist for its teaching and performance residency at Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado. He is also a substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra.

At Vanderbilt, he was honored with the David Rabin Prize following his performance of the Beethoven Concerto with the BLAIR Ensemble and also completed a recording project in collaboration with violinmaker Keith Hill, in which he recorded thirteen showpieces on thirteen of Hill’s violins. More recently, he has undertaken a recording of Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas for release on the Naxos Label. An advocate of both new music and historical performance, Lammers premiered Jack Coen’s Hyperthymesia for violin and electronics in 2015 while concurrently publishing his own solo violin adaption of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.