Matthew Goodman, clarinet, made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1986, as winner of the Artists International Competition. He has since performed as soloist in Japan and Hong Kong under the auspices of the U.S. State Department and the Hong Kong government, with the National Orchestra of El Salvador, and the Israel Sinfonietta, and at music festivals, including the Scotia Festival, the Jerusalem Music Festival, and at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto, Italy.
Mr. Goodman has performed in numerous Broadway productions and is currently solo clarinetist for the Broadway musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Mr Goodman has performed with The New York City Ballet, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the New York Philomusica, the Long Island Philharmonic, the Queens Symphony, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Westchester Philharmonic, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He also performs with several contemporary music groups, including North-South Consonance, Musical Elements, and the New Music Consort.
Mr. Goodman has been a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic for 22 years, and his musical influences include Robert Marcellas, Harold Wright, and Leon Russianoff. In addition to music, he enjoys cross country skiing and long distance bicycle touring.