Matthew Gwinup is a native of Bend Oregon and began his musical life on the piano at the age of five. Matt choose guitar over piano as his primary instrument of study when attending Southern Oregon University, where he graduated in 2007. At SOU Matt performed as much as possible, both solo and with various school groups such as jazz band. He took part in masterclasses by world class musicians such as Guitarist/composer Andrew York. He has been performing and teaching since he finished his degree in 2007.
In 2011, Matt moved back to his home town of Bend where he teaches and performs in Central Oregon. Matt taught private lessons and classes at the Cascade School of Music from 2011-2014. He currently teaches out of his private guitar studio located in the south side of Bend. In January of 2014 Matt opened for grammy award winning Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson during the Tower Theater's Bend Guitar Blast. In 2014-2015 Matt started playing with the newly formed Oregon Guitar trio and they have played around Oregon this past year.
Matt continues to perform in Central Oregon and beyond with his solo act, as well as with Five Pint Mary (Irish Rock) and the Oregon Guitar Trio, (guitar ensemble). For more info about Matt check out his website, www.matthewgwinup.com.
Classical guitar composition from 1544. Jose Louis Merlin is an Argentinian composer.