Praised by the Aspen Times for his “soulful and technically impressive solo” at his vibraphone concerto debut in the Aspen Music Festival, percussionist Dr. Matthew Lau performs a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the meaning and essence of percussion music to the audience, from the arrangement of Bach’s Violin Sonata on marimba to avant-garde contemporary pieces by Franco Donatoni and Iannis Xenakis. Matthew is the winner of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artist in music. Matthew enjoys an international performing career, touring to Argentina, the United States, Australia, Mexico, Peru, Macau, Taiwan, China and Russia in 2019. Matthew obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary percussion performance from Stony Brook University under the guidance of Eduardo Leandro. Matthew is artist endorser of Marimba One and Black Swamp Percussion. His signature marimba and vibraphone mallets are made by Elite Mallets. Matthew is on the roster of Swiss-based artist management United Soloists, as well as Artistic Director and Co-founder of percussion group The Up:Strike Project.