Matthew Goeke, cellist, peforms as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player in a broad range of musical styles. He is a member of the Stamford Symphony, Musica Sacra, Eos Orchestra, the Cross Town Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, North/South Consonance, and the Kitchen House Blend. Solo performances include the Dvorak and Brahms “Double” concertos with the Centre Symphony, and the Shostakovitch Concerto No. 1 with the New York Repertory Orchestra. He also performs and records with the bands Church of Betty (Tripping with Wanda, Fruit on the Vine), GIANTfingers (GIANTfingers) and Voltaire (The Devil’s Bris, Almost Human, Boo-Hoo). Classical recordings include North/South Recordings (Howard Rovics: Retrospective, and Elan) and 4Tay, Inc. (Elodie Lauten: The Deus Ex Machina Cycle) He has also recorded for Opus One Records, Polygram, Elektra, Tzadik and Koch International Classics.
***SummerKeys faculty members, Suzanne Gilchrest, flute, Ina Litera, viola and Matthew Goeke, cello, who perform together as Eight Strings & a Whistle, have released their debut recording on Ravello Records. The album, Albert’s Window, named in honor of the wonderful Albert Roussel, includes his Trio Op. 40, the Aloysia Serenade, Op. 19 by Peter Jona Korn, and works composed for Eight Strings & a Whistle by Martin Rokeach, and Edmund Cionek. For more information, please visit Ravello Records: http://www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr7918/