As the Cabaret nears, we’ll be highlighting the amazing and talented individuals who will be providing our entertainment for the evening.
Matthew Mazzei has been studying, performing, and teaching the violin for more than twenty years. Born and raised in the Central Valley, Matthew attained both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Music from California State University, Fresno.
He has been a contracted first violinist in the Fresno Philharmonic for more than a decade, and has performed with such names as Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald, and Kristin Chenoweth. Matthew has been a featured soloist on many occasions, performing concertos with the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, the Fresno Community Orchestra, and the Kings County Symphony. His musical passions also include teaching, and he has more than twenty years of experience teaching individual lessons, chamber ensembles, and string orchestra classes.
Matthew currently plays on a Bartolomeo Tassini violin made in Venice, Italy in the year 1750. He feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to play on such a fine instrument, and hopes someday to pass it on to a deserving student.
Matthew provides music ministry for St. Anthony’s of Padua church in Fresno on Saturday evening, as well as churches within the Good Shepherd Parish of Visalia each Sunday. He is encouraged every week by the kindness shown to all the musicians, and is thankful for the privilege of his role in facilitating worship.
The Cabaret will take place on September 7th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available in the church office or after church on Sunday!