New Album, The Suite Acoustic, Released!

The Suite Acoustic CD Cover

Matthew Lister’s first album, The Suite Acoustic, has been released and is available in both CD and digital formats from, and is also available digitally as a download from  iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

The Suite Acoustic’s sixteen tracks are an eclectic mix of original and classical compositions that showcase Matthew’s talents as a composer and arranger. Violinist Melissa Waterhouse and guitarist Nicholas Lanzer lend their considerable talents to the project.

Included are Matthew’s arrangements (for two guitars) of all seven minuets of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sieben Menuette” KV 65a. This marks the first time these minuets have been arranged for two classical guitars and been made available commercially. The Suite Acoustic has been well received by the press:

“The Suite Acoustic” plays like a sublime soundtrack for the small but memorable moments in life.”

The Wire

“The Suite Acoustic makes a nice addition to any classical guitar collection, and those fascinated by the connection between geography or history and music will be intrigued.”

About the Artist

Matthew Lister

Matthew Lister

A classical guitarist from Dover, New Hampshire with over a decade of professional experience, Matthew Lister performs regularly at public venues as well as at weddings and other private functions.

With an extensive repertoire of both classical and popular music, Matthew has the ability to tailor music to your individual needs.

Whether you’re looking for a musician to perform that special piece of music during your wedding ceremony, or you’re looking for someone who can set just the right mood during cocktails or dinner, Matthew will work with you to bring it all together.

In addition to his classical repertoire and other musical genres, he is particularly adept at arranging popular music for solo classical guitar. Matthew has performed regularly at many events and venues in New England, including events produced by New Hampshire Magazine, both private and public events at Wentworth by the Sea, and many weddings and events at the Stageneck Inn and other area venues. He has often been asked back to perform at his alma mater, The University of New Hampshire. Regardless of the size or venue, Matthew will work with you to make your occasion special.

Click here for information on booking Matthew Lister to perform at your wedding or other event.


Matthew teaches beginning and intermediate guitar to both children and adults at the Seacoast’s best Music Store, Earcraft Music, in Dover, New Hampshire. If you are interested in becoming one of Matthew’s guitar students, please visit the Lessons Page.


Matthew was born to American parents in Pisa, Italy and moved to New England when he was two. He began playing guitar when he was a child and gravitated towards classical guitar in his early teens. Early influences included English folk master John Renbourn, American violinist, Mark O’Connor and Spanish flamenco master, Sabicas.

Matthew Lister graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Performance and studied under Christopher Kane.


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