The University of St. Thomas


McCright, Matthew

Phone: (651) 962-5850
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5850

University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 9
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: Loras Hall 202

American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has devoted his life to performing works by living composers and has thrilled audiences and critics alike with an imaginative repertoire that spans both the traditional and a wide range of contemporary works. He has premiered numerous new pieces, many written for him, and has collaborated with countless composers across the globe. McCright currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College while maintaining an active freelance schedule as one of the most sought after pianists in contemporary music. Recent projects include the 2009 CD release of Second Childhood on innova Records, 2011 release of the piano works of Minnesota composer Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records and the 2012 release of a CD of piano works of Justin Rubin. Upcoming projects include a recording of the piano music of Justin Merritt and a release of piano music of Olivier Messiaen. The recipient of numerous awards, grants, and prizes, he has performed at festivals such as Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Seward Arts, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance.  McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, under the tutelage of Lydia Artymiw. In addition to private study in New York City with Lisa Moore, he also holds degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and Westminster College. For more information please visit: