Multi-award winning pianist and composer Matt Choboter has been recognized with the 2014 Vancouver Mayor’s Art’s Award, 2014 Fraser Macpherson Scholarship and as finalist for the 2015 Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian artists. A recipient of the Mayor’s Art’s Award for Emerging Artist Matt was recognized by Juno Award winner, Brad Turner as Vancouver’s most promising emerging jazz artist. In 2016 he received a Canada Council study grant.
Matt completed his Bachelor of Performance from Capilano University in 2014 studying under Ross Taggart (Slide Hampton and Kenny Wheeler). The following year he recorded his debut album release, samskaras. His original music garnering attention through a Julian Award nomination. In fall 2015 – residing in Chennai, South India – he furthered his musical studies in the area of Carnatic rhythm and melody studying with 9th generation veena player/vocalist Karaikudi S. Subramanian. In 2017 Matt studied with Jean-Michel Pilc and Dan Weiss on a Canada Council Grant. Currently residing between Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris Matt is taking part in the European Jazz Masters (EUJAM).
With international performing experience, Matt has performed alongside leading contemporaries of Jazz piano at the 2016 UNISA (University of South Africa) International Piano Competition. He has opened for Joe Lovano and performed alongside Brad Turner at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival. He has performed in many genres including jazz, Classical and Carnatic performing/recording with Brad Turner, Trichy Sankaran and many of the most gifted improvisers within the Vancouver and Montreal music scenes.