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Matthew Kaplan


New York, NY
Classical Guitar
12 Played at 12 groupmuses!

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Matt Kaplan is a classical guitarist based in NYC. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees of Music Education and Music Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of Music Performance from the Mannes School of Music where he studied with guitar luminaries like Frederic Hand & Michael Newman.

Matt has performed in venues like Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Kimmel Center, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and the Morgan Library and Museum. Internationally, Matt has performed in Perú at the Universidad Nacional de Música in 2007. In Italy he performed as a soloist with the Rome Festival Orchestra in 2010 and in 2018 he returned as a fellowship recipient of the 2018 Lanciano International Guitar Seminar. Matt also regularly performs in Santiago de Chile and Barcelona, Spain.

You can hear Matt’s debut album “Zenamon - A Chamber Music Collection” on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Tidal, and more. Learn more about Matt at

Traditional Repertoire

Solo repertoire
Sonata - Joaquín Turina
Canciones populares catalanas Miguel Llobet
3 Nocturnes - Johann Kaspar Mertz
Reflexões - Jaime Zenamon

Guitar duos with Groupmuse guitarist Ferreyra Mansilla
Selections from Inventions - Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasie Op.54 - Fernando Sor
Tocatta - Franz Burkhart
Tristorosa - Heitor Villa-Lobos
Birds of Fire - Glenn Lyons
3 Romances Op. 100 - Francis Kleynjans
Paraboles - Jaques Ibert

Riverside Guitar Duo
Raindrop Prelude - Frederic Chopin
October - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dominico Scarlatti - Sonatas k. 386, k. 147, k. 213
Fernando Sor - L'Encouragement
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco - Preludes and Fugues
Johann Kaspar Mertz - Taranella, Deutsche Weise Fantasie, Barcarolle
Frederic Hand - Prayer

Guitar and Cello with Mark Humburg
Sonata - Radames Gnatalli
Reflexões No. 6 - Jaime Zenamon
Entre Act - Jaques Ibert
Serenade - Gaspar Cassadó


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  • Classical Guitar and Cello
  • New York, NY
  • Hasn't played any groupmuses, yet


  • Classical Guitar and Piano
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 1 groupmuse played

Performed groupmuses (12)

BKCGS Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar and Piano Duos at A4 Collective

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM
  • Prospect Heights NY

This groupmuse happened 15 days ago

Classical Guitar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

  • Friday, August 11, 2023, at 6:30 PM
  • Cobble Hill NY

This groupmuse happened about 2 months ago

Classical Guitar and Piano Summer-muse in Park Hamilton

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM
  • Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City Jersey City, NJ

This groupmuse happened 4 months ago

Sunset Park Muse II | Classical Guitar Duo

  • Friday, November 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Sunset Park NY

This groupmuse happened 11 months ago

Dúo Kaplan-Inzunza presents Ciudades Invisibles

  • Friday, October 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Prospect Heights

This groupmuse happened 11 months ago

Sunset Park Muse | Matadora - Classical Guitar & Piano Duo

  • Friday, September 16, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Sunset Park NY

This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

James' and Jayden's Birthday Party!

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 5:00 PM
  • Hell's Kitchen

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Cello and Guitar on Riverside

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 6:30 PM
  • Morningside Heights New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Hamilton Heights Kid-Friendly Muse

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 6:30 PM
  • Hamilton Heights New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

All that Jazz! Music at Townhouse 436!

  • Monday, November 6, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Washington Heights

This groupmuse happened almost 6 years ago

Fort Greene Summer Muse

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Fort Greene NY

This groupmuse happened about 6 years ago

Fanfare For The Common Man

  • Monday, July 3, 2017, at 4:45 PM
  • Fort Greene

This groupmuse happened about 6 years ago