In Studio A with guitarist Matthew Cochran

Aug 1, 2018

  Matthew Cochran is a guitarist, composer and educator. He is Instructor of Guitar at both Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp as well as Singer-Songwriter Instructor at Interlochen Arts Camp. Cochran is featured in multiple performances during this year’s Baroque on Beaver festival..


Cochran visited IPR's Studio A to perform music of Gaspar Sanz, Joaquin Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla. He talked about his eclectic musical upbringing and explained why it can be challenging to play music for the guitar if the composer wasn't a guitarist. Hear the entire conversation and performance below.




Guitarist Matthew Cochran in IPR's Studio A
Credit Amanda Sewell



Matthew Cochran will perform multiple times during this year’s Baroque on Beaver festival. He’s giving a solo recital on Friday July 27 as part of the Opening Night Gala Benefit Concert. On Friday August 3, Cochran will be the soloist in Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez during the Baroque on Fire orchestra concert. Click here for this year’s Baroque on Beaver schedule.

Brock Morman engineered this recording. Madeline Merwin provided production assistance.