Garnering numerous accolades for performances of opera, art song, and oratorio, Matthew Hill has become one of the most sought-after tenors in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Highly regarded for his interpretations of Bach, his Evangelist was praised by the Washington Post for "delivering the Gospel texts with agile conviction." The 20-21 season includes multiple appearances with the Washington Bach Consort in their groundbreaking all-virtual season, where he will perform the Evangelist and tenor solos in the final cantata of the Christmas Oratorio.
Solo concert work includes Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, Mozart’s Requiem, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, Bach's Mass in B Minor, Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passions, and numerous Bach cantatas, with ensembles including the American Bach Soloists, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington National Cathedral Choirs. Recent opera credits include his debut with Washington National Opera as Older brother in Dead Man Walking, understudying the title role in Candide with Washington National Opera, Marcellus in Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet with Washington Concert Opera, Parpignol in La Bohème with Wolf Trap Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Maryland Opera Studio and Music Academy International, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with the Maryland Opera Studio, and Damon in Acis and Galatea with New Dominion Chorale. With the rank of Technical Sergeant, Matthew is also a member of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants.
Matthew recently won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition, and was a prize winner at the following competitions: the Metropolitan Opera National Council Middle Atlantic Regional Competition, Oratorio Society of New York Competition, the National Society of Arts and Letters Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition, Choralis Young Artist Competition, and the Vocal Arts DC Art Song Competition. Matthew received both a Master of Music in Opera Performance and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland.