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About the Artist: Matthew Wismer
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Matthew G. Wismer is a product of a musical family that has produced accomplished piansts, organists, accordionists and choral directors spanning several generations. It seemed preordained that Matthew would continue the family avocation pursuing excellence in music. “My parents had a great respect for knowledge and the arts and they have shared this knowledge with their children. Music was an integral part of our life. I am very grateful to my parents for their guidance and encouragement.”
As fate would have it, the intellectual stimuli and amenities of a small college community would lure the late concert pianist, Paul Manzini, to the Collegeville-Trappe area. Mr. Manzini, an articulate intellectual of his own merit, was born in Ethiopia, raised in Saudi Arabia and came to Philadelphia to complete his formal music education at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and Temple University. He also studied conducting and musicology at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After many years of traveling throughout the eastern U.S. and Europe on the concert and lecture circuit, Mr. Manzini settled in Collegeville and began accepting a limited number of piano students, of which Matthew was one. With his great knowledge of musical history, theory and composition as well as in-depth analytical instruction, Matthew, under Manzini’s nine year tutelage, would receive an extensive private education in the study of the world’s finest piano music. Of all the exceptional talent that passed through his studio, Manzini often said that he was proudest of Matthew.
“I believe that all musicians have at some point in their life been influenced and inspired by some great performing artist.” Matthew credits Pail Manzini for having had the most significant impact on his early musical life. In addition, he sites a keen interest in the life of concert pianist, Paderewski, and the popular pianist, Liberace, two performers who have influenced his style of playing.
Today, Matthew combines a repertoire of classical favorites, while at the same time utilizing the entire keyboard performing his own arrangements of the contemporary pop songs that he loves so well.
From Romantic and Relaxing to Showpieces and Encores, Matthew Wismer plays the music everyone loves and instantly recognizes, with the feeling, flair and authority that have, and continue to win him standing ovations and praise from exceedingly diverse audiences.