A multi-faceted composer, Mattia C. Maurée focuses on large-form classical works, and is equally comfortable writing pop/folk, hip hop, and jazz. Their freelance writing ranges from radio to video games. Recent performances include 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.
Their background in violin led to many wedding gigs, which is also how they began arranging professionally. While performing with MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika, they 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 both with voice and violin 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.
Hobbies include writing, drawing, conducting, programming, entrepreneurship, and reading. Mattia is passionate about education and self-improvement, and tries to stay active and learn something every day.