About

Pianist and composer Or Matias has established himself as one of the most sought after musicians in NYC and the US at large. Since graduating from Juilliard in 2010, Or has been featuring cross-genreĀ fusions of various styles, including: classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and pop. Or consistently attempts to break the barriers between his musical passions.

Most recently, Or has worked with the multi-platinum Trans Siberian Orchestra, violin virtuoso Amadeus Leopold, songstress Rachael Yamagata, and tap dancer Andrew Nemr, alongside countless others. His touring has recently taken him to New Zealand, Australia, Germany, and California, where he performed to sold-out crowds and wide acclaim.

Or has been extremely fortunate and humbled to immerse himself in the NYC music scene. He has served as musical director on countless theater shows, and both played and conducted in Broadway and Off-Broadway pits, including most recently RENT and The Last Five Years. Or regularly performs in the city’s most popular venues, such as the Highline Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, and more.

As a composer, Or has written for many mediums, mainly theatre, dance, and film. His full length musical, Rules of Play, was recently workshopped in NYC, directed by Jonathan Bernstein. His scores for dance have been performed at NYU, and across many venues in New York City. Or has been commissioned to write songs for international singers, recently featured on Canadian TV. Or has performed his solo piano works in concerts across the US.

Or also recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts at NYU, where he received a Dean’s Fellowship, and full scholarship for his studies.

Growing up, Or was lucky to participate in numerous classical chamber music festivals worldwide. At age 16, Or worked closely with violin legend Itzhak Perlman at The Perlman Program in Shelter Island. Previously Or also attended Musica Mundi in Belgium and The Banff Festival in Canada. Other master classes and lessons include Yoheved Kaplinsky, Maxim Vengeroff, and the Takacs Quartet, to name a few. While at Juilliard, Or studied piano with Prof. Julian Martin. Previously he studied with Dr. Sharon Mann and Ms. Hadassah Gonen.

Aside from music, Or enjoys sports, philosophy, and coffee. He believes that all music is universal, and his biggest passion is collaboration.