My Dream Cello

Matthew J Linaman

Matthew's Dream Cello

Watch the video first! Then read this long version!

"To launch a successful professional career, a great instrument becomes an essential “tool of the trade.” Ability and practice alone will not achieve the goal of reaching an artist’s full musical potential." The Amati Foundation

Hello! I hope this message finds you well! I have recently graduated from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and am embarking on a new journey of bridging diversity and connecting humanity through inspired learning, communication, and music making.

While at the conservatory, I was the winner of multiple competitions and featured as soloist and collaborator on stages all across the US and Europe. This past June, I won the Oakland East Bay Symphony's Young Artist Competition and will be their featured soloist in February of 2014. My string quartet, the Cello Street Quartet, released a unique DVD with singer-songwriter Matt Alber and we will embark on a 5 week long international tour in the spring of 2014.

As I am on the rise in my international career, I am in need of a more dynamic instrument. After having compared this cello with over 20 cellos, getting professional advice and having professionals play the cellos in large concert halls, it is clear that this cello is truly a spectacular rare gem.

This cello will help me develop as a world-class artist because it is a world-class cello. It will give me a competitive edge in auditions and competitions and it has the depth of sound, endless palate of colors and unique voice to inspire and move people from all over the world.

Investing in a professional level instrument is exactly that, an investment. Unlike a home, where the return on investment fluctuates with the market, this cello, and all mastered musical instruments for that matter, is guaranteed to appreciate in value. However it is also an investment in me to become the best artist I can be and to improve my skills as a cellist to be able to bring my music all over this world.

I am committed to do everything I can do to make sure that this is a sound financial investment. I am teaching extensively throughout the bay area, privately and at local orchestra programs. I am scheduling recitals in churches and several private house concerts and I hope to be travelling the country and the globe playing concerts with this cello very soon.

The conservatory trained me to be the best musician possible, and since graduation I have been working intensively with a career and business coach who is helping me establish sound financial plans and fulfilling professional engagements.

Please join me in bridging diversity and connecting humanity, and with this cello, bringing inspired music making globally. I will soon be performing all over the world and I need a cello that is prepared to bring the most beautiful music to every corner of this earth.

If you are unable to contribute today, you can still help me get closer to my goal by forward this on to everyone you know. Even if they can’t contribute, it will help spread my mission of bringing inspired music to everyone!

You will find links for the IndieGoGo campaign, as well as my email and website at the bottom of this email.

Thank you!


Matthew J Linaman

IndieGoGo Campaign

Monday, Sep. 9th 2013 at 7am to Wednesday, Oct. 16th 2013 at 12am

This is an online event.

Matthew's Solo Recital- Bach Vivaldi and Paganini

Saturday, Oct. 12th 2013 at 8pm

50 Oak St

San Francisco, CA

Come see Matt in a unique solo recital with cello and harpsichord at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music!

Requested Donation is $20.