Matthew Slotkin is committed to the performance of new music for the guitar.  He has given premieres of numerous works for guitar in solo and ensemble settings, and has worked closely with composers in commissioning and performing new compositions.


World Premieres:


David Heuser: What Passes For Discourse

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

November 12, 2016 - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ


John Anthony Lennon: Alien Dances

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

June 9, 2016 - Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC


Perry Goldstein: Everyday Pleasures

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

May 16, 2016 – ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY


C.R. Kasprzyk: La persistencia de la

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

May 16, 2016 – ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY


Ingram Marshall: The Mentioning of Love (new version for sax and guitar)

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

April 15, 2016 – Symphony Space, New York, NY


Beata Moon: Conversations and Coda

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 8, 2016 – Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA


David Crowell: meander

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

January 16, 2016 – U.S. Navy Band Symposium, Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA


Girard Kratz: The Witch’s Kiss

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

October 14, 2015 – Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


Martin Lodge: Tauhara - (i) lake

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

October 14, 2015 – Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


L.A. Logrande: Insouciance

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

October 4, 2015 – Covenant Public Concerts, Scranton, PA


Martin Lodge: Tauhara - (ii) mountain

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

April 18, 2015 - LaVeck Concert Series, Pulaski, NY


Hannes Taljaard: Riturnelli, Libro Primo: Gli Montanardi

With Joseph Murphy, saxophone and André Oosthuizen, flute

August 5, 2014 - North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


R.J. Meyer: A Witch’s Tale

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

August 5, 2014 - North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


Mauro Zannoli: Tunc Dilatatur

With Mauro Zannoli, live electronics

August 4, 2014 - North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


Clare Loveday: 48km north-west of Kokstad

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

July 30, 2014 - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Peter Terry: Sakka Blue Valentine

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 16, 2014 - Miami University, Oxford, OH


Greg Caffrey: La Belle et La Bête

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

March 11, 2014 - Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA


James Crowley: Pilgrimage

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

March 11, 2014 - Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA


Thomas Schuttenhelm: Interspheres

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

January 26, 2014 - Great Island Presbyterian Church, Lock Haven, PA


Kevin Cope: Origin Unknown: A Pole Was Journeying

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

October 28, 2013 - University of Delaware, Newark, DE


John Anthony Lennon: Passing Future Past

With Charisse Baldoria, piano, Craig Butterfield, double bass, Gifford Howarth, vibraphone, Joseph Murphy, saxophone, and Andrew Rammon, cello

May 5, 2013 - Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


Andrew Walters: Of Gossamer Webs

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

May 5, 2013 - Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


Linda Buckley: Glimmer (new version for guitar and tape)

October 12, 2012 - Eastman School of Music 20th Anniversary Guitar Celebration, Rochester, NY


Greg Caffrey: Takemitsu’s Dream

Solo guitar

July 31, 2012 - Walled City Music Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland


Frank Lyons: Shake

With Sabrina Hu, flute

July 31, 2012 - Walled City Music Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland


Laura M. Kramer: On the Edge

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

July 14, 2012 - World Saxophone Congress, St. Andrews, Scotland


Jonathan Elliott: Szellem

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 1, 2012 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Ilya Levinson: Solstice Canyon

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 1, 2012 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Loretta Notareschi: Two About Two

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 1, 2012 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Russell Peterson: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Guitar

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 1, 2012 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


L.A. Logrande: Indelible Imprint

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

October 13, 2011 - Pennsylvania State University at Hazleton, Hazleton, PA


Jonathan Elliott: Friss (version for saxophone and guitar)

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

February 19, 2011 - Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA


James Crowley: Tableaux Vivants

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

February 28, 2010 - Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA


Dick Goodwin: Song and Dance Man

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

August 29, 2009 - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


John Orfe: Waxwing (version for double bass and guitar)

Dez Cordas, with Craig Butterfield, double bass

August 26, 2009 - Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Andrew Walters: Before Clocks Ceased Their Chiming

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

July 11, 2009 - World Saxophone Congress, Bangkok, Thailand


Andrew Walters: Suite for Guitar

March 29, 2009 - Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


John Anthony Lennon: Messengers

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

February 26, 2009 - Penn State University, State College, PA


John Orfe: Waxwing for solo guitar

February 12, 2009 - Yale University, New Haven, CT


John Orfe: [after Werner Herzog]

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

February 12, 2009 - Yale University, New Haven, CT


Scott Lindroth: Music for Three

With Laura Gilbert, flute and Jonathan Bagg, viola

February 8, 2009 - Duke University, Durham, NC


John Orfe:  Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

November 22, 2007 - Royal Welsh Conservatory of Music and Dance, Cardiff, Wales (UK)


George Daravelis:  Nicht Akzeptiert

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

October 11, 2007 - Emory University, Atlanta, GA


George Daravelis:  Sonatina

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

March 11, 2007 - Biola University, La Mirada, CA


Charles Stolte:  Les Trois Soeurs

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

July 7, 2006 - World Saxophone Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Shane Endsley:  Untitled

Duo Montagnard, with Joseph Murphy, saxophone

April 5, 2004 - Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA


Carlos Chávez: Feuille d’Album

Solo guitar

World premiere recording on Centaur Records

Released in November 2003

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