Cellist Matthew Dudzik has been a member of Apollo Chamber Players since 2009 and Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Based in Houston (TX), Apollo has built a reputation for creative programming and is dedicated to expanding the chamber music repertoire through the commissioning of new works. As Apollo CFO, Mr. Dudzik helped successfully guide the organization through Capacity Building programs at Houston Arts Alliance.
In Houston, Mr. Dudzik performs in a wide variety of settings including with the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet and Theater Under the Stars. A frequent performer in Japan, he has appeared with acclaimed violinist Takayoshi Wanami at his Yatsugatake Summer Concerts as well as at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. A dedicated and enthusiastic educator, he maintains a vibrant private studio at his home, and he serves as a teaching artist for the Houston Youth Symphony’s MELODY program and the American Festival for the Arts (AFA).
Mr. Dudzik began playing the cello under the guidance of Minnesota Orchestra cellist Sachiya Isomura. He continued his studies with Ko Iwasaki at Southern Methodist University and Norman Fischer at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music, respectively.