The deep and rich tones of Matt's 1724 Italian cello take you on a smooth, soothing and heart-felt journey through Bach's amazing Suites for Cello Solo. 10% from the sale of each CD is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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 Getting (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 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 on cello and guitar on National public radio. He is a cofounding member of Trio Lumina. 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 has recently rediscovered his love of teaching as an instructor at the Peterson International Music School and out of his private home studio. He 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 on CD a highly acclaimed recording of all six Bach Suites for Solo Cello