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♫ 2024 SEASON



Matthew Palumbo

May 24th, 2024
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception

The Embassy Building (Office of Scientology)

1424 16th Street NW
(16th and P Streets NW)


Washington International Piano Artists Competition

August 7-11, 2024


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DATELINE: 05/06/2024

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Pianist, Matthew Palumbo performs Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Barber on May 24th.
The evening starts with cocktail at 6:30pm, concert and buffet reception conclude the evening.

Invitation and Response forms: Invitation and Response Form (Required) (pdf)

Invittaion and Response forms: Invitation and Response Form (MSFT WORD FILE)

Matthew Palumbo


Accomplished pianist and teacher, Matthew J. Palumbo made his solo debut with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra at age thirteen as the winner of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival. He performed across the United States and Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Friedberg Hall, and in 2015 was the Maryland Artist representative for the Music Teachers National Association where he performed more locally in Strathmore, Goodwin, Griswald, Katzen, Peters, Linehan, and numerous other concert venues. He appeared on concert series such as The First and Franklin, Cathedral Concert Series, Sound and Serenity, An Die Musik, and the Prince George’s Artist Series. He coordinates regularly with local artists Nakia Verner, Nikita Borisevich, Amanda Dame, and more recently with Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

He graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with a Masters and Performance Diploma under the direction of Yong Hi Moon, and has also studied piano with Van Cliburn, Andre Watts, Leon Fleisher, and Robert McDonald.

Mr. Palumbo is in high demand as a Teacher, Judge, Adjudicator, and Master Clinician throughout the Baltimore-DC-Metro region. Most recently, he has been a judge for the E. R. Davis, Hartman, Doris Chase, and Gottlieb competitions, and he is currently the chairperson for the Music Teachers Association of Greater Baltimore (MTAGB) Collegiate Scholarship competition in coordination with Steinway and Sons. He is an active board member of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association, an Associate Professor at The College of Baltimore County. He has served on the piano faculty as Co-Director of the Young Artists Program at The Leon Fleisher Academy.

His students have received numerous awards and have been accepted with highest scholarships to The Peabody Conservatory, the University of Maryland, Towson University, Howard and Susquehanna Universities, and they have performed in venues such as Weill Hall and the Kennedy Center.


Sergei Rachmaninoff Etude, Op. 33, No. 8

Ludwig van Beethoven "Waldstein" Sonata

Samuel Barber Sonata, Op. 26

For more information on these 2 great Sonatas, look up on WIKIPEDIA for excellent articles that will enhance your listening experience.


Important Announcement Regarding our 2024 Piano Competition

The dates for the 2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition will be

Wednesday AUGUST 7 to Sunday AUGUST 11, 2024 at

The George Washington University Music Department,

Phillips Hall, B120, H and 22nd Streets NW, Washington DC

Arrangements for the FINAL ROUND TBA


2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Forms:

2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Form (docx)

2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Form (pdf)

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