Matthew Duvall is a co-artistic director, founding member, and percussionist of the award-winning chamber ensemble eighth blackbird, named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2016. The group, which records for Cedille Records, has received four GRAMMY awards. Its other honors include the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Chamber Music Award from the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. eighth blackbird has served as ensemble in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the universities of Chicago and Richmond, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.Mr. Duvall studied percussion with Michael Rosen at Oberlin College and Conservatory, also completing studies in classical civilization, art history, and religion. He attended the University of Cincinnati and Northwestern University for graduate and post-graduate degree coursework.