Matías Tarnopolsky is director of Cal Performances. He has written extensively about music, including material for liner notes, program notes, and articles for magazines and other publications. Among other posts, he has served as vice president for artistic planning at the New York Philharmonic; senior director of artistic planning for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading its popular series, “Symphony Center Presents.” He also created the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new music series, MusicNOW.
He has also spearheaded collaborative projects with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northwestern University and University of Chicago, and has worked as a producer for the BBC. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music and musicology from the University of London, King’s College.