Leonard Matczynski, viola

Lenny Matczynski, viola

With a career in the performing arts spanning over 30 years, Lenny Matczynski has worked as a concert violist, teacher, and arts administrator, and has had a long affiliation with Apple Hill. Lenny has been teaching as a Summer Workshop Faculty member each year since 1982, joined as a member of the Board of Directors in 2005, and then became the Artistic and Executive Director in 2007 until March 2022. As a concert violist, he studied with Martha Strongin Katz, Heidi Castleman, and Karen Tuttle, participated in chamber music studies with members of the Budapest, Cleveland, and Guarneri Quartets, and pursued advanced studies at the International Musician’s Seminar in Prussia Cove, England, with Sandor Vegh. In addition to his teaching activities with Apple Hill, he 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. From 1993-2007, he was the founding executive director of Boston’s Emmanuel Music. Outside of Apple Hill, he received the 2021 Ewing Arts Lifetime Achievement award for artistic excellence in the Monadnock region; 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.