Matthias McIntire is active as a performer, improviser, composer, and teacher in many different contexts and styles. Matthias has performed alongside such renowned musicians as members of the St. Lawrence and Miro String Quartets and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. In addition to playing with the Real Vocal String Quartet this season, he is a member of Bay Area group Vocallective, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of chamber music that includes voice. He is also a founding member of violin/guitar duo Kriika, with guitarist Justin Houchin, known for their refreshing arrangements of jazz standards and their startlingly original compositions. Matthias has written music for the Real Vocal String Quartet, as well as numerous instrumentalists in the Bay Area and beyond. This year he is thrilled to have writing commissions for Bay Area ensembles Vocallective, Phonochrome and One Found Sound. Matthias received his Masters of Music degree in 2012 where he studied with Ian Swensen. He also studies composition with David Garner and harmony with Allaudin Mathieu. Matthias teaches violin, improvisation and composition at the SF Friends School and the New Mozart School of Music in Palo Alto.