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Matthew Carney is a classically trained musician/composer and plays the piano and violin. He started composing classical pieces when he was about ten or twelve; but, now his musical aspirations have gotten more serious. He has no formal compositional training but has had six years instruction on the violin and five years instruction on the piano. He is self-taught studying the scores of the masters and reading Berlioz's, Rimsky-Korsakov's, and Schoenberg's works on composition, orchestration, and harmony. He currently attends his local high school and is a junior. He is currently working on a large tone poem for full orchestra (Les Chansons de Guerre) and two full-scale symphonies (Symphonie Nr. 1 en Fa Mineur; Symphonie Nr. 2 "Le Monde Moderne").