Matthew Pidi is a classical guitarist based in Bergen County, New Jersey. He has studied in various master classes with prominent guitarists including Jason Vieaux, Denis Azabagic, Eliot Fisk, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Recently, Matthew was featured as the guest artist in the prominent New Jersey chamber music group Palisades Virtuosi’s annual fundraiser gala and has been featured in Raritan River Music’s “Artists in the Community” concert series. Other performances include appearances at the Morgan Library and Museum, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital. Along with his solo performances, Matthew can be seen performing with the Riverside Guitar Duo, of whom he is a founding member. Aside from performing, Matthew’s passion for teaching has helped him gain a large private studio throughout northern New Jersey teaching students of all ages and levels. Matthew holds a Master of Music Degree from Mannes College the New School for Music where he studied with guitar virtuoso, Michael Newman.