Matthew Kowalczyk, 2nd Bassoon
Member Since 2015
BME- Illinois State University
MM- University of Arizona
What is your favorite piece of music? Sextet for Winds and Piano by Francis Poulenc
What is your favorite QCSO memory? The first notes of the first rehearsal of the 2016-2017 season. After a
long summer away, we started Strauss' Don Juan with some serious energy!
What is a fact about you that our QCSO audiences might find surprising? I keep and breed dendrobates frogs, more commonly known as poison dart frogs, among several other reptiles and amphibians.
Away from the orchestra, where might the QCSO audience find you? Performing or teaching bassoon around Illinois or farming coral for
saltwater aquariums at the coral importation and aquaculture company I work