Algirdas Matonis is a Lithuanian born euphonium player. He currently serves as a Principal Euphonium at the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh and is traveling internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and a clinician.
Algirdas performed as a guest soloist with a variety of major amateur and professional bands and has been a featured artist at the ITEC 2012, 2014 and 2019 as well as multiple regional ITEA events. In 2014 Algirdas won the ‘Fodens Solo Competition’ in UK which led to his appointment at the River City Brass as well as full scholarship to do masters’ degree at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Algirdas received his undergraduate degree in 2014 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Steven Mead and David Thornton. In 2017 he finished his postgraduate degree at the Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh under the guidance Lance LaDuke.
In 2018, Algirdas became the youngest faculty member at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Since then he dedicated hist time to his role as the section leader at the River City Brass, teacher at the River City Youth School, starting his company www.matonizz.com as well as being a social media influencer.