Matthew Scott

Toy Piano

Matthew Scott, 14, lives in Lewisville, Texas and is a student of Konstantyn Travinskyy and Gabriel Sanchez.  He began formal piano training at age four with Christina Kim.  He has received numerous awards from competitions, including: 1st Prize at the 2018 Steinway Junior Piano Competition; 1st Place in the 2019 and 2020 Fort Worth Solo Piano Competition; Grand Prize at the 2019 Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition; 2nd place in the 2020 Vernell Gregg Concerto Competition; Special Recognition in the 2020 Weatherford College International Piano Competition; 1st Prize in the 2020 Piano League International; 3rd place in the 2021 Vernell Gregg Concerto Competition; Superior ratings in the 2021 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition; 2nd Place in the 2021 Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition; 4th prize in the 2021 LA Liszt International; Grand Prize in the 2021 Rocky Mountain Music Festival; 2021 Piano Texas International Festival & Academy, Concerto Competition.

Matthew made his orchestral debut with the Fort Worth Symphony in June 2021, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Developing his piano skills is a top priority, and Matthew has learned through master classes with Professor Vladimir Viardo (Cliburn Gold Medal Winner – 1973), Stanislav Ioudenitch (Cliburn Gold Medal Winner – 2001), Dr. Tamas Ungar of Texas Christian University, Dr. Baruch Meir of Arizona State University, Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim of Indiana Wesleyan University, Anton Nel of UT Austin, and other distinguished pianists.  He is a member of the Chamber Music International Youth Ambassadors, and he enjoys collaborating with other musicians.  He is a student of the Worship Academy at his church and develops music sets with the worship team. Matthew is homeschooled, and in his free time, he shares piano music at nursing homes across Texas.  He hopes to someday use his talents professionally to help memory care patients by restoring musical memories. He also likes performing house concerts for neighbors and friends, learning new languages, mixed martial arts training (3rd degree brown belt), hiking in the woods, cartography, and Python coding.