Matthew began is formal piano studies in Cambridge with Tony Unwin before further tuition from Philip Fowke and Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.
He went on to graduate with First Class Honours and was awarded the Silver Medal for his contribution to the conservatoire as well as being selected to represent the keyboard faculty in the Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase. Matthew continued his studies with Ruth Nye at the Royal College of Music where he graduated in the Masters Programme in advanced performance with distinction.
He has worked with leading conductors including Barry Wordsworth and James Judd, performing works including the Grieg Piano Concerto, Stravinsky’s Petrushka and the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens.He has also taken part in masterclasses with a number of internationally renowned pianists including William Aide, Peter Donohoe and Angela Hewitt.
His programme will include
Schubert Impromptu in G flat major, D.899 No 3
Debussy Suite Bergamesque, iii. Clair de Lune
Mozart Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 311
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No 2 ‘Moonlight i Adagio sostenuto ii Allegretto iii Presto agitato Albéniz Iberia, Book II i.Rondeña
Tchaikovsky Six Morceaux. Op. 51 v. Romance Grieg Lyric PiecesOp.65 ii Peasant’s song vi. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Chopin Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise brillante, Op 22