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Testimonials

The Bozeman Symphony plays every subscription program to an audience that is equal to about 3% of its Metropolitan Area’s total population. This is an astounding figure – I am not aware …

   - HENRY FOGEL, President of the American Symphony Orchestra LeagueMore Testimonials...
  • Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition

    Few are the conductors whose great musical prowess finds an equivalent skill as Music Director. Matthew is one of those few.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition
  • Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition

    His ability to understand and completely internalize the intricacies of a score creates a palpable atmosphere of trust and freedom among those on stage.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition
  • Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition

    He conducts with a distinctive clarity, precision and focus that serve only to underscore his deep artistic vision.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition
  • Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition

    In both rehearsal and performance, his superior skills as a leader and artist evidence a total mastery of his craft.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist, 10th Van Cliburn Competition
  • How grateful I am to

    How grateful I am to have played with Matthew Savery. He is deeply committed to drawing the best out of his orchestra. The results are uplifting for audiences and performers alike.

    Jon Mannase, Faculty, The Juilliard School
  • Matthew Savery is a great American conductor

    Matthew Savery is a great American conductor. I cannot think of a better conductor and musician who has such a deep understanding of music. He’s always able to translate all his interesting musical ideas to the orchestra with such clarity and precision.

    Alexander Markov, violinist and winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition
  • I run to work with him whenever

    I run to work with him whenever an opportunity presents itself.

    Maureen O’Flynn, Soprano
  • For a singer, it is essential to not only have a conductor

    For a singer, it is essential to not only have a conductor who is in control, but who also breathes with the music and the singer, and this he does very well. Maestro Savery is a phenomenal musician…

    Maureen O’Flynn, Soprano
  • What I love about Matthew Savery is his infectiously

    What I love about Matthew Savery is his infectiously devoted commitment to his orchestras and his community as well as his deeply moving and rivetingly passionate performances of all manner of repertoire.

    Carol Wincenc, Faculty, Juilliard School
  • He led his orchestra fearlessly in one of the most riveting

    He led his orchestra fearlessly in one of the most riveting and moving performances of the Christopher Rouse Flute Concerto. More recently we collaborated in a spirited and outstanding performance of the Lukas Foss Renaissance Concerto, undertaken yet again by the Maestro in the same powerfully commanding manner.

    Carol Wincenc, Faculty, Juilliard School
  • Gustav Meier

    I consider him one of the most promising conductors of his generation.

    Gustav Meier
  • Eric Ruske, hornist

    …is the definition of a conductor with whom I want to make music, and a man who knows what it means to be a real Music Director.

    Eric Ruske, hornist
  • El Paso times

    One unusual thing did happen when the rehearsal was over; at least it hasn’t happened so far this season. Savery made a little speech, thanking the orchestra and saying he would be proud to be its conductor. And the Musicians—70 of the hardest working people in El Paso—applauded loud and long.”

    El Paso times
  • Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C.

    This was an impressive achievement in every way: for the orchestra so comprehensively to nail a piece they’ve not played before; for Savery to fly in from Montana and direct the piece at a week’s notice; and for the audience, who were held spellbound (and almost completely silent troughout)…

    Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C.
  • Connecticut Post

    Matthew Savery is a dynamite conductor full of energy and personality.

    Connecticut Post
  • HENRY FOGEL, President of the American Symphony Orchestra League

    The Bozeman Symphony plays every subscription program to an audience that is equal to about 3% of its Metropolitan Area’s total population. This is an astounding figure – I am not aware of any other orchestra that could make such a claim.

    HENRY FOGEL, President of the American Symphony Orchestra League
  • BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE

    When a young Matthew Savery arrived 20 years ago, he says he felt the need to commit to the job he was taking on–to grow with the Bozeman Symphony. And that would take 10 years. To the community’s great good fortune, that decade has turned into two. And, as promised, both Savery and the symphony he leads continue to grow. The Bozeman Symphony is central to [our] large array of artistic choices. And Savery has been key to the symphony’s success. We are fortunate to have this level of talent.

    BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE
  • LONEPEAK LOOKOUT (Montana)

    Matthew Savery led the orchestra in the opening selection, which sparkled with a clarity that brought to mind the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti. This young conductor leads with an energy and enthusiasm that commands respect, attention, and accuracy.

    LONEPEAK LOOKOUT (Montana)
  • CONNECTICUT POST

    Throughout, guest conductor Matthew Savery was a fascinating showman.A conductor par excellence, he’s a performer with pizzazz at the same time heinspires the orchestra into stellar playing.

    CONNECTICUT POST
  • SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER (Missouri)

    The orchestra’s showcase was Rachmaninoff’s last major composition, the demanding Symphonic Dances of 1940. The hypnotic work unfolded as a series of miniature dramas, sometimes languorous, sometimes impassioned, but all imbued with an air of mystery. Savery drew first-rate performances from all sections of the orchestra, and the ever-shifting rhythms were all played with flair and assurance.

    SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER (Missouri)