About Matthew Lau

Hailed by the Aspen Times for his “soulful and technically impressive solo” at his vibraphone concerto debut at the Aspen Music Festival, percussionist Dr. Matthew Lau performs a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the meaning and essence of percussion music to its audience, from arrangement of Bach to avant-garde contemporary pieces by Donatoni. Matthew is the co-founder and artistic director of Hong Kong contemporary percussion group The Up:Strike Project. He is a member of The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

Matthew enjoys an international teaching & performing career, 2019 engagements include countries like USA, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Spain, Australia, and Russia. Matthew obtained his DMA in percussion performance from Stony Brook University under Eduardo Leandro.

Dr. Lau is artist endorser of Marimba One, Black Swamp Percussion, Rustic Percussion and Elite Mallets (Spain), where his signature mallets are manufactured.