23 years old
Matthew Garvie is in his final year of a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, under the guidance of Daniel de Borah. As an active chamber musician, he has performed duo works with wind, string and vocal students, as well as in piano trios and larger ensembles.
While studying at the Queensland Conservatorium, he was selected to perform in the 2017 Side by Side Concert with Paul Dean and David Mitchell. He also received many accolades, including first place in the 2018 and 2020 Basil Jones Sonata Prize, tied first place in the 2020 Hilda Woolmer Prize for Accompaniment and third place in the 2018 Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize.
Born in Wagga Wagga, Matthew began learning the piano from his grandmother at the age of 7 and progressed to studying at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music under Hamish Tait. He has participated in masterclasses with Roy Howat, Alexander Strukov, Lance Coburn, Peter Hill, Tanya Gabrielian, Sivan Silver, Sabine Meyer and Howard Penny.
Matthew plans to further his education overseas and hopes to return to Australia as an accomplished soloist and chamber musician to inspire young pianists to pursue their own musical careers.