Matthew Nell

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Matthew Nell


Matthew Nell (b. 19 February 2001) is an American pianist and percussionist composer.

Mr. Nell is studying [2023] at the University of Texas at Austin. His composition teachers include Donald Grantham, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Russell Podgorsek, and Omar Thomas.

In his music, he is most concerned with accessibility, enjoyment, interest, and beauty. Matthew blends conventional and modern techniques in order to write music that strikes a balance between familiarity and novelty, focusing especially on band music and chamber music for winds.

Mr. Nell's composition Strut won the Barbara Buehlman composition prize in 2023.

Works for Winds