Matt Magerkurth (b. 1995) is a composer and cellist currently based in Tulsa, OK. Magerkurth's music has been performed in many parts of the US by ensembles such as Loadbang, Exit 128 Chamber Orchestra, the American Creators Ensemble, the Milna Ensemble, The University of Tulsa String Quartet, the University of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, members of the Beo Quartet, and Ascending Duo. He has been a fellow of music seminars, including the Oregon Bach Festival, the Milna Ensemble of the upBeat International Summer School in Music. and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Music Institute. His work has been recorded in the UK on RMN Music. At the Gilcrease Museum of American Art he recently organized the Landscapes and Soundscapes Installation of Composers, featuring a walk-through installation of pieces written by composers in response to works at the museum. Other performances have taken place through the University of Missouri Columbia's Creative Improvisation Ensemble, The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, Tulsa's Music at the Mansion series, and at Tulsa Living Arts.
As an avid performer, Magerkurth performs in a diverse number of genres, including new chamber music, film scores, bluegrass, and Jazz. He often joins the Ascending Duo to form a new music piano trio, having performed in venues like NYC's Firehouse Space and Grove Haus in Indianapolis. He has also premiered numerous pieces with Matthew Gold, Steven Beck, and members of Mivos Quartet at the Walden School, with the American Creators Ensemble at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and in Croatia with the Milna Ensemble. As a solo cellist, he has been a featured performer at the OK Electric festival and the Bowling Green New Music Festival, and he is in process on a full-length solo album to be released in 2020.