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Matt Peters found the classical guitar in 2004 at the age of 18, as he was enrolling in California State University Northridge (CSUN). Matt played electric guitar in progressive and aggressive rock bands throughout High school and gave electric guitar lessons, which he still does today. While he flirted beforehand with a guitar construction career and then a Jazz major, it was only after discovering Bach he decided to begin University studies and transform himself into a classical guitarist in 2004. Although such a late start might not seem ideal, for Matt it was. He was able to devote to himself to the instrument with the immediate understanding of an already accomplished guitarist and the commitment only found in those with professional aspirations. He studied under Steve Thachuk, with excellent results. He received several scholarships and awards during his Bachelors Degree, including the Randy Rhoads scholarship, and participated in the CSUN Honors Guitar Quartet. He studied under Hubert Käppel at the Koblenz Internation Guitar Academy, receiving high marks in his final exam, before completing a Masters degree under Gerhard Reichenbach at the Musikhochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. In 2016 Matt was featured as a soloist and lecturer at the Los Angeles Bach Festival, and is the only guitarist to be so honored. In 2019 he performed for the American Guitar Society in Los Angeles, giving the world premiere of a new work for guitar by renowned composer Daniel Kessner, and the European premier in Berlin. He concertizes and teaches actively in Europe and the United States.