Matthew Rehfeldt, cellist and guitarist, was born into a musical family. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands with a major in cello performance and a minor in classical guitar. He studied cello with Rick Mooney, Joyce Geeting (U of R), Barton Frank, Ray Davis (principal cello, Seattle Symphony) and guitar with Terry Graves (De Falla Trio). Matthew was honored with the University of Redlands Most Outstanding Performer Award and was also winner of the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition. He has performed as featured soloist with the University of Redlands Chamber Orchestra, the Whatcom Symphony and twice with the Skagit Symphony, including their Opening Night at McIntyre performance.
A chamber music enthusiast, Matthew has frequently been featured as soloist and collaborator in
the First Sunday at St. Paul's and the Music for a Starry Night concert series, both in Mount Vernon, WA, and the LaConner Institute of Performing Arts concert series. In 2007, Matt was invited to perform as an international soloist and chamber musician in the Monteverde Music Festival in Costa
Rica. In 2009, he was featured live performing on cello and guitar for National public radio with
violinist Anna Schaad. He is a co-founding member of Trio Lumina and founder of the Bach to Rock
Mr. Rehfeldt has held the post of principal cellist for the Southern California Youth Orchestra,
Claremont Young Musicians' Orchestra, University of Redlands Chamber Orchestra, Mancini Symphony
of the Desert, Cascade Symphony, Skagit Opera, and is currently principal cellist for the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra. Matt teaches cello and guitar out of his private home studio and is currently a freelance cellist and guitarist performing regularly as soloist, principal cellist, and chamber musician throughout Western Washington and abroad. Mr. Rehfeldt has recently released a new album of Baroque Concerti with highly ornamented solo electric guitar.