Matthew Peralta began his musical journey at the age of eight when he began to takepiano lessons at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. These lessons continued until he reachedthe age of thirteen, where during his first year of high school he found a deep appreciation forthe role of the double bass in orchestra and began to actively practice the instrument. During hissenior year of high school, Matthew was accepted into the New York Youth Orchestra where hewould make his Carnegie Hall debut performing in the section of said orchestra. Matt wouldeventually move on to study under the tutelage of Mr. Timothy Cobb at the SUNY Purchaseuniversity. Right before the senior year of his undergraduate degree, Matt participated in theDouble Stop Foundation competition and won a spot among others as a 2018 Ambassador forthe Foundation. Upon gaining the Ambassador title, Matt would also bring home the prize of aJacob Schmidbauer ¾ double bass made in the late 1800’s. After his final year at Purchase,Matt would go on to receive his Masters degree at the Yale School of Music where he studiedwith Professor Donald Palma. Matthew has also attended music festivals such as Roundtop andSarasota where he studied with prestigious teachers such as James VanDemark and PaulEllison respectively.
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