A bit about Matt...
Top Prize winner at the Texas National Music Festival’s “Classical Minds” competition, guitarist Matt Bacon is a highly sought after performer, song writer, recording artist, and teacher now on faculty at KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India - the most lauded music school on the subcontinent. Recently, Matt was a Featured Artist at Berserk Institute in Bangalore and worked with students culminating in a final concert at UB City hosted by The Prestige Group. Last December, Matt performed for the India Guitar Federation's annual festival and toured Delhi and Calcutta giving concerts & masterclasses at the Embassy of Spain's Cervantes Institute. As a studio musician, Matt's playing can be found on long list of acts featuring electronic groups Sapta and Bluesanova, the Indie100 Xchange, and AR Rahman's film scores. Under the wing of famed music director Ramesh Vinayakam, Matt also has the honor of being the first Western musician to perform Carnatic music on classical guitar.
Before moving to India, Matt has performed across the United States at venues such as Barshinger Hall at Franklin & Marshall College, the John Marlow Guitar Series in Washington D.C., a sold-out appearance at the historic Fayetteville Theatre in West Virginia, and has had his performances featured on WITF Radio Harrisburg, the San Francisco News, the American Film Society, BBC Radio London, Fever 91.9 Chennai, Radio Calcutta, and has recorded on AR Rahman’s most recent film “24.”
Matt received his Masters from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2014 and his BA from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in 2010. At both schools Matt earned Dean's List for Academic Achievement, merit scholarships, and was awarded Career Development Grants.