A multi-faceted composer, Mattia C. Maurée focuses on large-form classical works and twisted pop. Their freelance writing ranges from jazz on the radio to hip hop in video games. Recent performances include short films A/S/L and Hunt; Waltz, for viola and soprano in a program about domestic violence; the competition-winning Smackity Bang Bang, by the two-piano, two-percussion ensemble 4racas; String Quartet Number One in Jordan Hall; Occluded by the Fifth Floor Collective; the song cycle Orpheus; Lean & Hungry's Much Ado About Nothing on NPR; and Blackbird for strings, horn, and piano by the Lirica Chamber Ensemble.
While performing with MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika, Mattia performed both violin and viola solos with the Harvard gamelan. Touring during their two years in the St. Olaf Choir remains one of their favorite performance experiences, and they continue to perform on violin, voice, and piano in the Boston area. They received a Masters of Music in Composition at New England Conservatory, where they studied with Malcolm Peyton, and a Bachelors of Music from St. Olaf College, where they studied with Justin Merritt and Timothy Mahr. John Heiss, another teacher at NEC, called their music "bold, adventurous, powerful and elegant."
Hobbies include writing, drawing, conducting, programming, volunteering for LGBT rights and health, and reading. Mattia is passionate about education and self-improvement, and tries to stay active and learn something every day.