COPYRIGHT 2018 MATTHEW RECIO. DESIGNED BY JENNIE MOSER DESIGN.

COMPOSER | CONDUCTOR

MATTHEW RECIO

 

READ ABOUT MATTHEW BELOW

About

Avid vocal composer Matthew Recio is thrilled to be joining the Chicago Opera Theater as their composer in residence for the upcoming season. He currently holds the position as composer in residence at the Luzerne Music Center, one of the leading summer preparatory orchestral training programs for pre-collegiate musicians. 

"For me, writing is a direct reflection of what I observe in society & the world."

Recio is a humble winner of the Cincinnati Camerata Competition, two-time winner of the NOTUS Composition Competition, finalist in the Young New Yorker’s Choral Competition, and a finalist in the Morton Gould Awards and BMI Awards. William Stowman's CD, A Timeless Place (Klavier Records Label) features Recio's song cycle Chronology of Storms, with poetry written by Jenna Lanzaro.

 

With equal passion for instrumental composition, Recio has been represented at the Midwest Composer Symposium, the UNK Music Festival and the Hammer and Nail Dance collaboration. His chamber works received recognition at the IMTA young artist composition competition and the Quartet Nouveau Competition. Recio is a proud alumnus of the IMANI Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, Valencia International Performing Arts Program, Norfolk Chamber Series and Donald Nally’s Grammy award winning choir, “The Crossing”. 

In addition to his work with COT and LMC he was selected as the first commissioned composer for the CincinnatiSong Initiative 2018-2019 season. He is a published artist under the Dale Warland Series under G.Schirmer/Hal Leonard. As the 2018 Georgina Joshi vocal prize commission winner, Recio received a premiere of his work “In the Desert” for mezzo-soprano and sinfonietta with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble. Recio was recently named the 2017 American Prize winner in choral composition and was a featured composer with Beth Morrison Projects as an operatic composer at the National Sawdust theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The New Voices Opera Company commissioned him for his one-act opera, “In Memoriam” in 2017 (Libretto: Molly Korroch). 

A summa cum laude graduate and Charles F. Hockett Scholarship winner of Ithaca College (B.M. Composition),

 

Composition), Recio is completing his Doctorate in music composition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as a Jacobs fellowship recipient and associate instructor in aural skills. His principal teachers include Dana Wilson, Claude Baker, Aaron Travers, Don Freund, David Dzubay, Eric Ewazen, P.Q. Phan and Sven-David Sandström.

Read Matthew's "Composer Spotlight" interview from the Imani Winds Festival on his music & compositional style.

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2012

2009

Body, remember

bass-baritone & violin

~4.30

In Memoriam

chamber opera

~40.00

Echo

SSAATTBB choir

~5.00

Humans of

SSATBB choir

~5.00

How to Survive Vesuvius

SSATB choir

~4.30

Tales of Imagination

I. James & the Giant Peach

II. Alice in Wonderland

III. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

soprano & piano

~8.00

Chronology of Storms

I. Hurricane A-Comin'

II. The Shell Collector

III. Circles

bass, trumpet, piano

~11.00

They Say Memories

SSAATTBB choir, flute

~5.30

Dear You, Love Me

soprano & piano

~4.30

Through a Lens

SATB choir, piano, oboe

~5.00

Game of Characters

I. Ramsay

II. Sansa

III. Melisandre

violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, percussion

~9.00

Felt

flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, percussion

~5.00

Memories

flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, viola

~5.00

Clutch of Venus

I. Velvet Teeth

II. Lull & Lure

string quartet

~10.00

Falling from Grace

flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, percussion

~11.15

Locked

     I. Internal

     II. External

marimba

~7.00

Sea Calls

clarinet in b-flat

~5.30

Washed

I. Lamplit Shuffle

II. Reflection in the Ripples

III. Submerged As One

trumpet in b-flat (flugelhorn)

~12.00

Italian Visions

I. Florence of Antiquity and Earth

II. Pompeii in Dust

III. Roman Skylines

IV. Capri in Isolation

trumpet and piano

~11.15

Revelations

I. Starvation and Thirst

II. Isolation

III. Hallucination and Enlightenment

wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn)

~9.00

 

Waiting

I. Impatiently

II. Footsteps

III. In Darkness

flute & marimba

~11.00

Canvas Sketches

I. Texture

II. Value

III. Space

IV. Line

V. Color

flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn/, clarinet, bass clarinet, violins 1& 2, viola, cello

~13.00

 

Metamorphosis

I. Instar

II. Cocoon

III. Taking flight

flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

~7.00

Dusk

flute, cello, piano

~4.50

Elision

violin & piano

~5.30

Qualms

I. Emerging Thoughts

II. Rebirth

alto saxophone & piano

~11.00

2016

 

2016

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2012

2011

2011

2010

2010

2010

 

MATTHEW RECIO, COMPOSER

Works

For a full list of Matthew's works, as well as links to audio & video recordings, select a category below.

 

Watch performances of Matthew's works below.

Media

2017

IN

MEMORIAM

 

GAME OF CHARACTERS

2015

2015

2014

Watch performances of Matthew's works below.

Media

2019

TRINKETS

I. THE SHELF IN MY ROOM

II. COUNT THEM

III. THE NOTES I'VE PASSED TO YOU

2019

COMMUNICATION

2019

IN THE DESERT

2018

THESE TWO VERY NIGHTS

 

2017

STATUES IN LONDON

I. HE KISSED TO SLEEP

II. HE CAST HIS WRATHED EYES

III. I WALK THE COOL ROOMS

2017

IN

MEMORIAM

 

2015

HOW TO SURVIVE VESUVIUS

 

To purchase a work, or for commissions, private instruction, clinics, & questions, please use the contact form below.

CONTACT

Matthew is currently based out of Chicago, Illinois.