Matthew Hetz (b. 1957) is a contemporary Californian composer. A native of Los Angeles, he began piano lessons at age 16, and began playing the violin at age 23. Hetz has composed works for solo instruments, songs, chorus, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and a chamber opera. His works have been performed nationally, and recently his “Elegy for the Victims and Survivors of School Shootings,” was selected to be performed in a PARMA Recordings virtual concert, MOTO VITRUO II, by cellist Ovidiu Marinescu. Hetz is currently an instructor at Santa Monica College’s Emeritus program. He was the president and executive director of the Culver City Symphony Orchestra and Marina del Rey Symphony for 16 years, and plays in the Orchestra’s 2nd violin section. He was also a member of the West Los Angeles College Chamber Orchestra and the Dominguez Hills/Carson Symphony. The composer devotes himself to the causes of environmental and mass transit advocacy. Hetz is extremely grateful to PARMA Recordings for this recording of his Sarajevo Cellist.


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Moto Eterno

Release Date: March 26, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6341
21st Century
Piano Trio
Ten international composers showcase their respective styles on MOTO ETERNO, the latest installment of NAVONA's successful MOTO chamber music series. Like the previous MOTO releases, MOTO ETERNO is the result of a wide-ranging Call For Scores and a scrupulous selection process. Acclaimed piano trio Trio Casals (Ovidiu Marinescu, cello; Alexandr Kislitsyn, violin; Anna Kislitsyna, piano), masterfully perform their favorite picks.