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Matthew Christian, prizewinning pipes and fiddle

Fiddler from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
AS SEEN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!

Prizewinning fiddler and classical violinist -- and high-energy bagpiper -- Matthew Christian has quickly established himself as one of New York City's most dynamic young traditional instrumentalists. Since moving to New York in 2011, Matthew has been featured in Gothamist, WQXR Classical, and the New York Times, and is a proud winner of the 2019 Flanders Award.

Matthew plays a 2012 violin by upstate maker Martin Macica.

FIDDLE:

Matthew's solo work has been praised in the Irish Echo and at Irish sessions across the city. With a musical inheritance spanning family in New York, Boston and Cape Breton Island, Matthew is at home ranging from traditional Irish music to pan-Celtic, swing jazz, traditional Jewish music, and even pop electric violin on a custom instrument. See Matthew Sundays at Sutton Bar Room, Thursdays at Patrick's on Times Square, and stay tuned for his forthcoming debut album with multi-instrumentalist Max Carmichael.

VIOLIN:

After study with American Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter at Bard College, Matthew has continued his work as a serious interpreter of Bach's sonatas and partitas, as well as a range of well-played lighter fare and covers by request.

BAGPIPES:

Grade IV 3rd place, 2007 World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow (with Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band). Matthew's piping stands heads and shoulders above adult learners for its bright, well-phrased melody soaring over deep, well-tuned drones.

Additional ensembles:

- Electric violin with DJ
- Live Irish, classical, or jazz ensemble

Matthew is an eager collaborator and a quick respondent. You'll be impressed! For occasions requiring amplification, Matthew can provide an industry-leading DPA clip-on mic, or for DJ productions, a bridge-mounted pickup. A small speaker or larger system can be provided for an additional fee.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Matthew made my celebration extra special. He arrived early, played absolutely beautiful music (even some on-demand requests) and genuinely cared that my dad (the birthday boy) was happy. He didn't actually know the 2 songs I asked for in my original request but it all turned out so wonderful, that didn't matter.

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Private Party

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Mathew is awesome.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Matthew played beautifully at my wedding ceremony. He played Zelda’s Lullaby and a track from the The Lord of the Rings. He really helped make my wedding a more personalized and unique event!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Aug
23
Wedding Ceremony
Bronx, NY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Mar
11
Funeral
Staten Island, NY
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2020
Jan
19
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bronx, NY
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2019
Dec
24
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Dec
15
Apres Ski Party
Rye, NY
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2019
Sep
6
Funeral
Cranford, NJ
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2019
Jul
19
Private Party
New York City, NY
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2019
Jul
4
Bat Mitzvah
Long Branch, NJ
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
3
Celebration
Weehawken, NJ
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2019
Jun
15
Wedding Ceremony
Wilton, CT
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Private Party
New York City, NY
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
New York City, NY
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Private Party
Staten Island, NY
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Scottish marches, strathspeys, and reels
Irish jigs and reels
Meditation from Thais
Jules Massenet
Sonatas and Partitas
Bach
Ashokan Farewell
Lovers Waltz
Pachelbel's Canon
Violin
Fiddler
Bagpipes
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Matthew Christian, prizewinning pipes and fiddle will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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