Dr. Matthew F. Nix joined the National String Symphonia in 2018. Over the years he has performed with some of the biggest names in music, including Philippe Auguin, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Leon Fleischer, Nick Kendall, Doc Severinsen, Leonard Slatkin and Deborah Voigt. As a substitute with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra/Washington National Opera, he has worked with American Ballet Theatre, NYC Ballet, Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet. In addition to performing at the Austrian and French embassies in 2019, other recent highlights include performing in Stravinsky's L'Histoire Du Soldat at the French Embassy in 2018, as part of WWI commemoration concerts; playing Principal Bass in "Ireland's Poet-Patriots" at National Cathedral in 2018 and in 2016, performing as the only bass in historic performances with Martha Graham Dance Company, at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium. Dr. Nix studied bass with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and conducting with Dr. Gerald Muller and Dr. Robert Garofalo. He began college coursework at age 15 and was the first Doctorate (D.M.A.) in double bass performance from Catholic University (CUA) at age 24, where he also received his B.M and M.M. degrees.