He has performed in recent orchestral concerts with esteemed ensembles such as the Seattle Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, where he served as a diversity fellow. Mr. Peralta received an Honorable Mention in the 2022 Sphinx SOPA Excerpt Competition, as well as the Most Outstanding Instrumentalist award. Matt received his Master’s degree at the Yale School of Music where he studied with Professor Donald Palma. Matthew has attended festivals such as Roundtop and the International Summer Academy in Vienna, where he studied with prestigious teachers such as James VanDemark, Josef Niederhammer, and Jiri Hudec. Matt currently has the honor of playing on a 2000 Kolstein Carcassi model double bass.