Matthew Mantell, Violist and Violinist

Matthew Mantell is currently principal violist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. He is assistant principal violist with the
Chicago Sinfonietta and the Joffrey Ballet and substitutes with the
Lyric Opera of Chicago. He teaches violin and viola from his home studio in
Orland Park. Matt is able to perform on either violin or viola.

If you've never, to your knowledge, heard a solo viola you can sample the music below.
Many people find viola to be a somewhat lower, more mellow sound than the violin. The selections below also feature Emily Mantell, Matt's wife. She is a wonderful cellist, and you can find more about her under the cello section.

In Paradisum (Faure; viola, cello, and harp)
What Wondrous Love (viola, cello, and harp)
Prayer of St. Francis (viola, cello, and harp)
Fields of Gold (viola, cello, and harp)
Andante from Water Music (Handel; violin and cello)
Andante (Schubert; violin and cello)
Menuet (Ravel; viola, cello, and harp)

You can reach Matt at (708) 403-8557, or by email at
His fee for a funeral service is $200.