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Matthew Pickart

As the former violinist and vocalist of the Hot Club of Pittsburgh and a featured artist of Jazzstadt Stuttgart, Pickart has performed and recorded in multiple genres internationally.

Mr. Pickart is lucky to count some of the great luminaries of the music world, among his teachers, such as: Sidney Harth (legendary American concertmaster); Yuri Gandelsman (former principal violist of Israel Philharmonic and violist with the Fine Arts Quartet); and Rodney Whitaker (bassist of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.)

Prior to coming to Webster University, he served on the faculty of Beloit College, Michigan State University Community Music School, and Duquesne University’s City Music Center, among numerous other programs. He is also currently on the faculty of Webster University’s Community Music School, UW Madison Summer Music Clinic, and the Missouri Chamber Music Festival Pro-Am Intensive. For further information, please visit

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Matt Pickart is Director and Co-founder of Clazz International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, and Assistant Professor of Music at Webster University in Saint Louis, where he teaches violin, viola, improvisation, and music entrepreneurship.  He has the distinct honor and privilege of having been able to perform at both Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Music Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. As a soloist, he has appeared with orchestras in the USA, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands.

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