Celebrated for her "full-throated sound" (The Oregonian) and "demoniac intensity" (Northwest Reverb) Mattie Kaiser is a highly collaborative violist and arts advocate. She was the founder of Classical Revolution PDX, "one of Oregon’s most important classical music institutions" (Oregon Arts Watch). Under Mattie’s direction, Classical Revolution PDX produced more than thirty inventive outreach performances a year in Portland, Oregon.
She currently lives in New York City performing with pianist Aaron Butler in a duo called Sound Narcissist.
Mattie has a B.M. in Viola performance from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Jodi Levitz. Her true love is chamber music, which she has studied in depth at numerous international music festivals as well as at Stanford and the Meadowmount School of Music.
She holds a certification in Dalcroze Education, a method for teaching rhythmic movement as well as physical and instrumental improvisation, from Carnegie Mellon University. Mattie currently serves as the President of the New York chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America.