'an extraordinary cellist – virtuosic, charismatic,
brimming with verve and poetry' The Times
Video clip: Vivaldi, pianist Dominic Harlan
Audio clip: Dubugnon – Incantatio
Following studies at the Köln Musikhoch-schule with Boris Pergamenschikow, Matthew has performed at major venues and festivals worldwide. He has appeared with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, EUCO, Manchester Camerata and Ural Philharmonic, given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, recorded for Sony, Naxos and Avie, given over fifty world premieres, appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau and broadcast widely on TV and Radio.
Matthew combines these core, ‘classical’ activities with a uniquely pioneering outlook both within music and across disciplines:
'I have discovered that Matthew is a hugely gifted person on many levels. I know him as a magnificent cellist, insightful and pioneering musician, electrifying concerto soloist and uniquely gifted communicator.'
internationally acclaimed composer
'Matthew has a deep musical gift.'
internationally acclaimed cellist and teacher
- world premieres by major composers
(Sir John Tavener, Errollyn Wallen MBE, Richard Dubugnon, John Harle, Stephen Deazley)
- projects with musicians at the forefront of jazz, rock, electronic and world music (Iain Ballamy, Mike Westbrook, Crispian Mills, Gruff Rhys, Sameer Rao, Tarun Bhattacharya and Sabreen).
- chamber music collaborations with the Sacconi and Vertavo string quartets, Galliard Ensemble, Martin Fröst, Dominic Harlan, David Le Page, Viv Mclean, Craig Ogden, Johan Ullen
- cross-disciplinary collaborations with leading artists (Annabel Arden, Jos Houben, Tim Supple, Will Tuckett, Sir Andrew Motion, Martin Riley, Breakthru Films, Young Vic).