Matthew, originally from Coventry, the United Kingdom studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag with Gretha Tuls and Wouter Verschuren. Here he has been on the Orchestral Master Specialism with the Residentie Orkest.
Previously Matthew studied at the Royal College of Music with Julie Price and Sarah Burnett. Here he was a Concerto Competition prize winner as well as winning prizes for chamber music and Historical Performance and graduated with distinction. He has also been a member of the Britten Pears Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra and has worked with conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Marin Alsop.
Historical Performance also plays a big part in Matthew’s life, he has performed as a soloist and in chamber groups in venues around the UK and Europe as well as working professionally with ensembles including Florilegium, the Avison Ensemble and English Voices.
Matthew is very grateful for support towards his instruments and education from the Ansty and Shilton trust, John Lewis Partnership, Help Musicians UK, EMI Sound Foundation and the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments grant scheme.