Matt Bruce

Academic Lecturer

Matt Bruce is a violinist and concertmaster who has worked professionally in the Australian music industry for over 30 years. 

Matt has been a member of the world-renowned Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since 1992, which he has led as Resident Concertmaster (and subsequently Associate Concertmaster) since 2013.

The Australian Brandenberg Orchestra has toured extensively both locally and internationally and has released a number of award-winning albums. 

Matt has also worked with the Australian Opera, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many others.

He has a strong background in chamber music, notably as a member of the East Sydney Ensemble, with performances at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Canberra Chamber Music Festival, Townsville International Chamber Music Festival, & the Academie de Musique in Lausanne Switzerland. 

In a contemporary setting, Matt has played with Jenny Morris, Daryl Braithwaite, and James Reyne, as free-jazz violinist for The Albert Ayler Project and as a tango violinist for the Sydney groups Fuego Lento and La Luna. In 2018 he performed in a mixed quintet ensemble version of the improvisational work Superimposition at Sydney’s Vivid Festival. 

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