Matthew Lazeroff is a bright and talented cellist born and raised in Las Vegas. Currently 20 years old, he began studying cello at the age of 11. His teachers include Robin Reinarz and Dr. Andrew Smith. He has received numerous awards and recognition from competitions, earning 1st place in the Bolognini Chamber Music Competition in 2014 and 2015, the 2014 Silver State Music Competition, and was a 2015 NMEA Command Performance winner. Matthew has had the privilege of performing concertos as a soloist, playing with the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic, Henderson Civic Symphony, Nevada School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra and the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra. In his spare time he is an avid rock climber and slackliner. Currently, Matthew is studying computer science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, pursuing a career in digital sound manipulation and software.