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CONCERTS

07.24&25.23

Solo recital: Chopin - Etudes en jazz  |  Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival  |  Highlands Performing Arts Center, Village Green Commons 
I perform my jazz arrangements of Chopin's great masterpieces. These arrangements incorporate a wide variety of jazz harmonies and rhythms woven into the original pieces, as well as extending the technical challenges posed by each Etude to include new jazz virtuosity and rhythmic challenges. 


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05.05.23

"20 Seconds" - duo concert with Blues diva Dawn Tyler Watson  |  Salle Gésu, Montreal 
Features French and American love songs from films arranged in a variety of musical styles. Includes a 30-minute solo piano set featuring my jazz arrangements of Schubert, Scriabin and Chopin. Presented by the music film series Captures d'audaces.


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04.23.23

Duo concert with cellist Zuill Bailey  |  Northwest Bach Festival, Spokane, WA
I perform a program of great Russian works with Zuill Bailey, including Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Piatagorsky's Variations on a Paganini Theme and Shostakovich's great Cello Concerto no. 1. I also perform a few solo pieces by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff.

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04.22.23

Solo recital  |  Northwest Bach Festival, Spokane, WA
I perform my new solo jazz Bach program, featuring the D minor Concerto, Partita no. 2 in C minor (Sinfonia), Prelude and Fugue in G minor (WTC Bk 2), Air on the G String, Duetto no. 1 in E minor, Partita no. 5 in G (Praeambulum) and my "hit" "Bach à la jazz" (Prelude in C minor, WTC bk 1) from the film The Triplets of Belleville.


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03.13.23

Featured composer/performer  |  Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC

II'll perform the world premier of my new piece, Lyric Trilogy 2.5, for flute and piano with New York Phil principal flutist Robert Langevin. The piece was commissioned by Lyric Chamber Society of New York to celebrate their 25th anniversary.


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12.12.22

Solo recital  |  Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC

II'll perform a mix of pieces from my most recent projects. The program will include my original solo piano arrangement of Gershwin's American in Paris, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Violin Sonata no. 2, and several of my Jazz Chopin Etudes.


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12.03.22

Solo recital  |  Off Bach Festival, WIP gallery, 3487 Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal | 7pm

I perform a 50-minute recital of my solo jazz arrangements of Bach pieces, including 
selections from Partitas no. 2 in C minor and no. 5 in G major, Duetto no. 1, Air on the G string, "Bach à la jazz" and the Keyboard Concerto in D minor. 


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11.20.22

Soloist  |  Rhapsody in Blue, Hong Kong Next Generation Arts Music Festival. With HKGNA Youth Orchestra.

As part of this tour, I will also perform a solo concert at the Canadian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 22 November, featuring my jazz arrangements of Gershwin, Ravel and Chopin, as well as some of my own compositions and a jazz piece by the great Canadian jazz pianist Oliver Jones.


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10.20.22

Concert with Lara St. John and Ulysses Quartet  |  Thomasville, GA

We perform Ernest Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Lara and I also perform Debussy's Sonata in G minor for violin and piano.

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10.10.22

Performance with Lara St. John on WFMT radio  |  Chicago, Ill

Lara and I perform César Franck's great Sonata in A, as well as Martin Kennedy's Czardashian Rhapsody and our own arrangement of Fritz Kreisler's Schön Rosemarin.  

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09.19-22.22

Solo and chamber music concerts  |  Juneau Jazz and Classics, Juneau, AK

I perform a solo concert featuring my arrangements of Gershwin, Ravel and Chopin, as well as performances with violinist Lara St. John and cellist Zuill Bailey. 

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06.12.22

Soloist  |  Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Salle Bourgie, Montreal

Soloist in Rhapsody In Blue with Paul Merkelo (tp), André Moisan (cl) and the Barbican String Quartet. All-jazz second half with Paul Merkelo, trumpet, André Moisan, clarinet, Eric Lagacé, bass and Wali Mohammed, drums.

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Soloist  |  Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Salle Bourgie, Montreal

Soloist in Rhapsody In Blue with Paul Merkelo (tp), André Moisan (cl) and the Barbican String Quartet. All-jazz second half with Paul Merkelo, trumpet, André Moisan, clarinet, Eric Lagacé, bass and Wali Mohammed, drums.

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03.29.22

Solo recital  |  El Paso Pro Musica, UTEP, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

Program featuring my jazz arrangements of Gershwin, Ravel and Chopin, including world premier solo arrangements of American in Paris and Ravel's Violin Sonata no. 2 Blues and Ravel's Concerto in G - Adagio assai.


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03.30.22

Solo recital  |  El Paso Pro Musica, Dona Ana Arts Council, Laas Cruces, NM

Program featuring my jazz arrangements of Gershwin, Ravel and Chopin, including world premier solo arrangements of American in Paris and Ravel's Violin Sonata no. 2 Blues and Ravel's Concerto in G - Adagio assai.


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03.12.22

Solo recital  |  Ormond Beach, Fl, St. James Episcopal Church, 6pm

Mixed program of classical and jazz, featuring my jazz arrangements of pieces by Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Gershwin, along with a some Dave Brubeck.

03.13.22

Solo recital  |  Warner Robins, Ga, First United Methodist Church, 3pm

Mixed program of classical and jazz, featuring my jazz arrangements of pieces by Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Gershwin, along with a some Dave Brubeck.


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03.14.22

Solo recital  |  Oxford, Ga, Oxford College of Emory University, Williams Hall

Mixed program of classical and jazz, featuring my jazz arrangements of pieces by Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Gershwin, along with a some Dave Brubeck.

12.03.21

Concert with Lara St. John   Istanbul, Turkey, Resit Rey Concert Hall, 8pm

"Shwing!" program, featuring my Gershwin arrangements and our arrangements of songs/pieces by Fats Waller, David Ludwig, Gene Pritsker, a traditional Canadian Celtic melody, a traditional Turkish song ("Uksudar") and my own Bach à la jazz.

11.22.21

Concert with violinist Lara St. John  |  Montevideo, Uruguay, Sodre Auditorium, 7pm.

Program includes Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata, my unique Gershwin song arrangements and pieces by Gene Pritsker, Milica Paranosic, JP Jofre, Martin Kennedy and Aguila, as well as world the premiere of our new arrangement of an Uruguayan "Candombe" folk song.

10.27.21

Chopin: Etudes en jazz  |  Salle Bourgie, Montréal, QC, 7:30pm.

A recital of my jazz arrangements of selected Chopin Etudes from op. 10 and 25. The concert will be filmed for broadcast on Medici TV, by invitation only.

07.30.21

Concert with violinist Alexandre Da Costa, "Stradivarius Intime"  |  Place des Arts, Cinquième Salle, Montréal, QC, 8pm.

We perform duo arrangements of Alexandre's hit program "Barock", which features contemporary arrangements of music by Bach, Vivaldi and Caccini, as well as some Fritz Kreisler, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix and Queen.

04.20.20

"Key Of A" album launch with Lara St. John  |  The Crypt, 7:30pm   |   New York City

Lara and I perform music from our upcoming album (Ancalagon Records) :
César Franck: Sonata in A for Violin and Piano; Beethoven: Sonata no. 9, op. 47 "Kreutzer"; 
F. Kreisler: Schön Rosemarin (arr. MH and LSJ)

(Canceled due to the pandemic)

03.08.20

"All That Jazz": Concert of Jewish-themed jazz with soprano Sharon Azrieli and the Orchestre Classique de Montréal  |  Oscar Peterson Hall, 3pm  |  Montreal, QC. 
 
Sharon and I, along with the Orchestre Classique de Montréal conducted by Boris Brott, will perform my arrangements of songs by Gershwin, Berlin, Weill, Bernstein and Legrand, among others. Guest artist clarinettist André Moisan will also be featured on some arrangements.

02.29.20

"Shiksa" concert with violinist Lara St. John, 7pm  |  POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, POLIN Museum Auditorium |  Warsaw, Poland

01.10.20

Solo concert: first half is Mirror Image, focusing on my original arrangements of Ravel, Satie, Schubert and Gottschalk; second half is Re-Etudes, a 21st century cross-genre take on nine Chopin Etudes, at El Paso Chamber Music Festival, 7:30pm  |  UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall  |  El Paso, TX.  Program will also include original pieces by Herskowitz.

09.28.19

Featured composer and soloist, Composer's Concordance series: I perform my own piano concerto, "Canaanic Odyssey" and composer Gene Pritsker's piano concerto "Life Speeds Away as Time Here Becomes Space" with string orchestra  |   The DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall, 8pm   |   New York City  

07.05.19

Matt Herskowitz Trio plays their unique jazz arrangements of Bach and Chopin, as well as original compositions  |  Festival des Hautes Laurentides, QC

06.30.19

"Darkly Bright", A Concert of Shakespeare Sonnets w/Charles Papasoff |  Montreal International Jazz Festival, L'Astral  |  Montreal, QC

06.14.19

Matt Herskowitz plays Beethoven Piano Quartet op. 16 and Matt's jazz arrangements of Ravel, Satie, Schubert, Gottschalk and Herskowitz  |  Harrigan Centennial Hall  |  Sitka, AL

06.05.19

Bach Reimagined w/ Charles Papasoff (flute)   |   Festival Classica   |   Montreal, QC
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