Wednesday 3 June 2020
Tickets: £15 adult, £12 concessions
All tickets include a complimentary drink
Matthew performs some of his favourite repertoire from the 19th century, including Schubert’s serene Sonata in G major, written two years before his death, Brahms’ autumnal Fantasien, written in 1892 and three masterpieces by Chopin, including the great Polonaise in F-sharp minor.
Sonata in G major 'Fantaisie'
Nocturne Op.15, No.2
Mazurka Op.50, No.3
Polonaise in F sharp minor Op.44
Born in Oxford, Matthew started music lessons at an early age learning Piano, Violin and Trumpet. Gravitating naturally to the Piano, he went on to gain a Bachelors degree studying with Richard Ormrod at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music with Leon McCawley, where he was a multiple prize winner including being the recipient of the Chappell Medal. Professionally he has had invaluable guidance and mentoring from Nelly Ben-Or, Charlotte Tomlinson and Graham Fitch.
Matthew has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborator across the UK and abroad, most recently in 2019 and 2018 at Edinburgh Festival, the BBC Proms, London’s Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Buckingham Palace, St. George’s Hannover Square and St. John’s Smith Square, Chipping Campden and Witney music Festivals, Conservatoire de Toulouse and a recital tour of the South West of England. Recently he has performed with London Contemporary Orchestra for live performances of Johnny Greenwood’s soundtrack to “Phantom Thread”. Chamber music and song accompaniment are a central part of his performing career, working with the Poznansky Trio, cellists Willard Carter and Sebastian Poznansky and baritones Theo Platt and Paul Vialard. He has also had performances broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and ITV television.
Matthew lives in London, and is also a piano teacher and examiner. He is a keen potter, enjoys cooking, and loves the novels of P G Wodehouse.