Matt Gio



Excited to be selected as the winner of the Emre Aracı Composition Prize 2015!


Upcoming Events

Mary's Dream - For SATB Choir

Commissioned by Royal Collection Trust for the exhibition Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.


  • October 6th - Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery - London UK

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Past Events

Lost in Space - A duet with electronic music and the universe

Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival


Edinburgh Composers' Orchestra - An evening of world Premieres

New work for orchestra

  • Mar 17, 7.30 PM, Reid Hall, Edinburgh UK


Water on Mars - Installation with 6 Edinburgh based artists:


  • 4-7 November 2015 - Number Shop, Edinburgh UK





by Matt Gio



Matt Gio is an avid composer, experienced conductor, and traveled musician.  His music has been performed in venues around Europe and the United States, including the UK, Spain, Romania, New York and Philadelphia. He held the position of Composer in Residence with both the NYU Symphony Orchestra and the Rowan Symphony Orchestra, and has taken the baton leading the Nodes Performing Arts New Music Collage, the Bard Conductors Orchestra, Edinburgh Composers Orchestra and the Rowan Wind Ensemble.

Matt currently is the President of the Edinburgh Composers Orchestra and teaches Music Composition at the University of Edinburgh, where he is working on his PhD in music. He also runs a New York based company, focused on providing new music and audio production to a variety of clients.

In the past, he has held the position of Project Leader with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Executive Director of Nodes Performing Arts, and Associate Director of the Rowan Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

Matt has studied composition with other renowned composers such as Peter Nelson, Justin Dello Joio, Dinu Ghezzo, Ron Mazurek, and Harold Oliver.

He is currently a PhD candidate (studying drones and rhythmic processes), and has completed Masters Degrees at The University of Edinburgh and at NYU Steinhardt, and completed his Bachelors Degree at Rowan University.



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