Leonard Matczynski, viola

Lenny Matczynski, viola

Lenny Matczynski, former Director of Apple Hill (2007-2022), made decisions that shaped Apple Hill’s performance, educational, and administrative structure, its concert and touring programs, its long-range plans, and the development of new programs. Once he stepped down from this position, he decided to use what he learned at Apple Hill and work as a consultant in order to help and mentor the next generation of individuals and organizations. He also serves as a trustee for Historic Harrisville, Peterborough’s Firelight Theatre, Newport Strings in Newport RI, and Boston’s Winsor Music. As a concert violist, he studied with Martha Katz, Heidi Castleman, and Karen Tuttle and has been on the faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He received NH’s 2021 Ewing Arts Lifetime Achievement award for artistic excellence; was one of the founders and past chairs of Arts Alive, an organization that promotes arts and culture in the Monadnock region of NH; and was chosen to participate in the 2016 Leadership NH program, a program that increases civic involvement in communities by educating and connecting leaders from throughout the state of NH.