BM: CSU Long Beach
MM: University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory
Matthew Esguerra is a classical pianist, accompanist, and collaborator. He has given both solo and chamber music performances for some of the finest performing arts organizations in his native Southern California, including the California Association of Professional Music Teachers and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
As an undergraduate at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in California State University at Long Beach, Matthew was selected to perform with the University’s String Quartet in their semi-annual showcase concert, at which they performed Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81. He was also invited to perform in masterclasses given by world-renowned piano pedagogues such as Arthur Greene and Edward Wolanin. In addition to numerous solo and chamber music performances, he was a strong competitor and won top prizes at annual conservatory piano scholarship competitions as well as the Regional Honors Competitions held by CAPMT. After only seven semesters of undergraduate studies at CSU Long Beach, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Shun-Lin Chou.
Matthew recently graduated with a Master of Music from the University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory, where he studied with Van Cliburn Competition medalist Sean Chen. As a graduate assistant, he worked with the dance department, playing music for the ballet technique classes as well as performing for individual collaborations. He currently resides in Irvine, California, where he teaches and performs.