A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matthew Frischman joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1998. He served as Acting Co-Principal bass from 2012-15. Prior to his appointment here, he held positions in the New World Symphony and the Virginia Symphony. He has also performed extensively with the Chicago Symphony, the National Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
In addition to his work with the Minnesota Orchestra, he has performed at the Bravo Vail festival with the New York Philharmonic, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Matthew is a founding member of and drummer for the Minnesota Orchestra Band, or "The MOB," a project he started with Orchestra percussionist Brian Mount and clarinetist Tim Zavadil, both of whom play guitar in the band. The MOB performs regularly, specializing in classic rock and roll music.