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Matt Roberts

Professorial Staff - Composition


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF


Matt Roberts is a composer, trumpeter, orchestrator and conductor based in London. Raised in Darlington, County Durham, Matt’s early music education revolved around the brass band culture of the North-East. He would later develop a deep interest in Jazz and other improvised musical traditions. This has remained an area of compositional interest, with Matt regularly presenting projects at the London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Matt has also gained a reputation as one of the most versatile conductors in London, often being called upon to lead ‘cross-over’ projects with broad stylistic demands. He has conducted the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Manchester Concert Orchestra, United Strings of Europe, Engines Orchestra and many others.

Alongside his composing and conducting career, Matt regularly works an arranger and orchestrator for pop artists such as Jorja Smith, Cleo Sol, Dizzee Rascal, Giorgio Moroder, SAULT, Maverick Sabre, Lanterns on the Lake and many others.

A passionate educator, Matt lectures in orchestration at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and in Jazz Composition and Jazz History at Goldsmiths University. He’s also worked as a visiting tutor at Leeds Conservatoire, Royal Academy of Music, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and many other education institutions.