Russian born Matvey Lapin holds BM and MM degrees from St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He dates his interest in historical performance back in his pre-college years. While in Russia, he performed with the most prominent HIP groups, including Musica Petropolitana and Musica Antiqua Rossica in St. Petersburg, as well as Moscow-based Pocket Symphony and Pratum Integrum. After settling in the U.S., Matvey completed his DMA minor field in historical violin at the Historical Performance Institute of Jacobs IU School of Music. He collaborated with such notable musicians as Stanley Ritchie, Nigel North, and Jeanne Lamont. Matvey performs regularly with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Duke Chapel Bach Cantata series, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, El Fuego, Mallarme Chamber Players, and Raleigh Camerata. His recent collaborations also include Washington Bach Consort, Bach Society of Charleston, and Salem Bach Festival, among others.