Matyas Csiba is a viola player, violin/viola teacher and workshop leader based in London. He performs and records regularly with numerous ensembles and orchestras in the UK and across Europe. He was fortunate to perform with wonderful musicians such as Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless, Ashley Solomon, Anneke Scott, Steven Devine, Matthew Truscott, Patrick Cohen-Akenine, Madeleine Easton, Adrian Butterfield, Andrew Parrott Milos Valent, Didier Talpain, Sir Roger Norrington, Michael Rosewell.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (Master of Arts) where he studied with Elisabeth Wallfisch and from Royal College of Music (Bachelor of Music Hons) in 2014, where his professor was Annette Isserlis. During his studies he specialized in historical performace.
Matyas is an Open Academy Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is gaining experience in creative music education and workshop leading. He has worked with professional musicians, amateurs, people with dementia – with generations from toddlers to the elderly age, for the last three years. He collaborated with inspiring workshop leaders such as Michael Poyser, Julian West, Merit Stephanos, Caroline Welsh, John Webb, Rosie Adediran. He is realizing his project based on connection between movement and music inspired by Eurhythmics. His work with mentally ill people inspired him to start leading his path towards music therapy.
As a violin and viola teacher, Matyas has experience also in group teaching, as well as in individual (one to one) teaching. He used to be a tutor of The Music house for Children. He is continuing his teaching path at the Anima Mundi and The Masters Music School as a violin/viola teacher and a Little Genius (early years music) course.
Matyas used to be a professional dancer, specializing in folk dances of the Carpathian Basin. He was a member of the Budapest Dance Theatre until 2010.