Matthew Young joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2012. Winner of a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, he was also the winner of the Robert Vernon Prize for Viola Performance, and was a featured soloist in Severance Hall with the CIM Orchestra. In 2015 he was featured with colleagues on a San Francisco Symphony subscription concert in a sold out performance of Beethoven's string quartet op.74. Young has been invited to be guest principal of the Vancouver and Melbourne Symphonies, and has performed with the Boston Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Matt Young was a founding member of the Verklärte Quartet, which won grand prize of the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition during his time with that group. He has played chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard and Takacs quartets, the Florestan Trio, Domus Ensemble, members of the orchestras of Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Concertgebauw, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
He has served on the faculties of The National Orchestral Institute, The SF Academy Orchestra, has taught at The Stanford University Orchestra programs, and as a mentor for the SF Symphony's Community of Music Makers program, among many other masterclass and teaching appearances. A founding member of Ensemble SF, he does many volunteer events such as performing in SF and Felton Juvenile Halls, schools with no music programs and fundraisers for non profits. He attended the University of Kentucky, the Yale School of Music, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.