Guitarist/Composer Matthew Cochran has been praised for his “commanding stage presence” by Soundboard magazine and "strong, nuanced, textured performance and beautiful sound” by Classical Guitar Magazine.
Cochran is devoted to establishing a unique repertoire for the guitar with his own original works and by collaborating with exciting and original compositional voices. In addition to his many recordings on traditional nylon string instruments, Cochran frequently writes and performs music for electric guitars and electronics. He has premiered electric guitar works by Steve Reich, Max Richter and Jacob TV.
Cochran is an in-demand lecturer, ensemble coach and conductor. He has presented at guitar festivals, performing arts high schools and colleges throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. Dr. Cochran is Guitar Instructor and Director of Popular Music Ensembles at Interlochen Arts Academy, and he directs the Interlochen Classical Guitar Summer Intensive.