A native of Syracuse, NY, and proud new resident of North Idaho, Matthew Goodrich is a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory, where he studied with Julian Martin. He earned his DMA from the University of Washington under the direction of Robin McCabe. His dissertation, entitled Ricardo Viñes and Les Apaches, explored the life and talents of one of the 20th century’s most enigmatic performers. He continues to perform Viñes-related solo- and duo-piano repertoire across the United States.
Goodrich was national finalist in the Young Artists division of the Music Teachers National Association and Young Keyboard Artist Association competitions. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Syracuse Symphony, University of Washington Symphony, Victoria Festival Orchestra, and Willamette Valley Symphony.
An active chamber music and theatrical performer, Goodrich has enjoyed long associations with acclaimed performing groups such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Boychoir, 5th Avenue Theatre, and Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders (Seattle), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR). He spent 2016 on the road with the Broadway national tour of If/Then. With the Harrington-Goodrich Piano Duo, he performs Parisian fin-de-siècle repertoire for two pianos throughout the West. He holds faculty positions at Southern Oregon University and the Music Conservatories of Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.