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Matthew Wilson

SPCO Musician

Matthew Wilson joined The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as a member starting in the 2017-18 season, after playing as a guest musician for many years. He was Principal Horn of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra from 2012–2017. He was Acting Associate Principal Horn with the Minnesota Orchestra for the 2021-22 season and on their 2016 European tour. He has also been guest Principal or Associate Principal Horn with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra and the South Dakota Symphony and has had engagements with the Colorado Symphony and The Phantom of the Opera Broadway touring company. He has been Principal Horn of the Crested Butte Musical Festival for several years and will be performing at the Music in the Mountains festival in Durango, CO this summer. A Southern California native, he started playing horn at the age of 9. His primary teachers were George Cable (San Diego Symphony), Herb Winslow, Michael Gast and Kendall Betts. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from University of Northwestern in Saint Paul, Minnesota and his Masters of Music degree from the University of Minnesota.