Born and raised in San Jose, Matthew Carson has been playing violin since the age of 7. As a youth he was a member of the San Jose Youth Symphony as well as the Emerald Regime Marching Band and Colorguard. In high school Matthew also played saxophone and bass, playing in many musicals and earning the Louis Armstrong Jazz award for his bass playing. He earned a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from San Jose State University, serving as Concertmaster for multiple semesters. He has studied chamber music with the Cypress String Quartet, Diane Nicholeris of San Francisco Symphony, Dr Sarah Jones and Dr Mok of SJSU.
Matthew plays with the Cambrian Symphony as well as volunteering with the SJSU Orchestra, and enjoys playing chamber music with friends. He has played with the Westminster Musical Orchestra and performed with famed Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito. Matthew has a lifelong love of working with children, working with the Christian Children's Musical theatre as a counselor as a youth and a performer as an adult.