Algirdas Matonis is a Lithuanian born euphonium player. He currently serves as a Principal Euphonium at the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh and is traveling internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician.
Algirdas performed as a guest artist with a variety of major amateur and professional bands including Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Lithuanian "President's Own" Military Band. He has been a featured performer at the ITEC 2012, 2014, and 2019. In 2014, Algirdas won the ‘Fodens Solo Competition' in the UK which led to his appointment at the River City Brass as well as a full scholarship to complete a masters' degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Algirdas received his undergraduate degree in 2014 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Steven Mead and David Thornton. In 2017, he finished his postgraduate degree at the Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh under the guidance of Lance LaDuke.
Algirdas is a sponsored artist with Sterling Musical Instruments and Parker Mouthpieces. He is currently dedicated to his role as the section leader at the River City Brass, teacher at the River City Youth School, and traveling internationally as a low brass clinician.
Advanced Music Studies, Orchestral Track, Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor Degree, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester