Matt Schreiber is an accordionist and composer in New York’s Hudson Valley. He performs regularly with violinist Ben Russell in Wolftones, Bulgarian guitarist Georgi Petrov, the Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans, and Jazz Manouche bands in Western Massachusetts and New York. Matt has toured extensively in the US and in Europe, including performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Tønder Festival, The Northern Wave Film Festival in Iceland, Strandbad Festival in Berlin, the San Antonio International Accordion Festival, Golden Festival, and the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is performs every Sunday at Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY through fall 2020.
In 2015 he won third place in the composition competition “New Bulgarian Music in 7/8” in Chepelare, Bulgaria. Recent composition projects include collaboration with Icelandic film director Dögg Mósesdóttir, violinist/songwriter Ben Russell and writer/builder Eli Nixon. Matt specializes in and draws inspiration from folk traditions of Eastern Europe and other places that love the accordion. He has taught music at Klezkamp and the Mainewoods Music and Dance camp, and teaches regularly online. He is currently working on a PhD in ethnomusicology from the City University of New York and is an instructor at City College. If you are interested in taking accordion lessons, please get in touch in the contact form.