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Matthew Hayes

Owner and violinist
Matthew received his Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004, studying modern and baroque violin with Jeremy Bell (Penderecki String Quartet) and Julie Baumgartel (Tafelmusik, Nota Bene).

As a violinist Matthew has performed with the National Academy Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony, Guelph Symphony, Waterloo Chamber Players, Chestnut Hall Camerata, Spiritus Ensemble, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Royal City Musicial Productions, Community Players of New Hamburg (as concertmaster and string coach), recorded music for film including Deportation at Breakfast (2002), Lenore (2008), The Getouts (2008), appeared on the CW network in Nikita (2011) and on CBC in the Murdoch Mysteries (2011) Matthew has also been broadcast on CBC Radio. He has participated in festivals such as the Windsor Canadian New Music Festival and the Spoleto USA Festival (Charleston, South Carolina). Recently, he has toured with Video Games Live and performed and hired the string players for the premiere Candian tour of EMI's Libera.\r\nAs the owner of Duo d'Amore, Matthew is excited to consult with you regarding music for your wedding ceremony, reception or corporate event. His warm and friendly personality and in depth knowledge of both classical music performance and customer service will make planning the musical portion of your event easy and fun.