HPT (Wind Brass Percussion)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Born in Ongar, Essex, Matthew began learning trombone with his father aged 5. He continued his studies at Brentwood School and the Junior Royal Academy of Music, eventually graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 and 2013 with a BMus(Hons) and MA.
During this time Matthew, enjoyed success with a number of youth ensembles including the National Youth Brass Band, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and as principal trombone of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Following his long connection with the Royal Academy of Music, Matthew is proud to recently accept the award of Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
In January 2020, Matthew was appointed the principal trombone of the BBC Concert Orchestra with whom he has been featured as a soloist, recently recording the Albrechstberger Concerto. Matt has performed as guest principal trombone with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the English National Opera amongst others.
He also enjoys a varied freelance career that has spanned from touring Europe with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, to performing at large scale club nights with the Heritage Orchestra the in arenas across the UK.
In recent years, Matthew has featured on the soundtrack of many films including Mission Impossible, Death on the Nile and the latest Wonka film. He is the trombonist in Inner City Brass and enjoys playing as a guest in many other chamber ensembles including Septura and London Brass, with whom he recently toured giving masterclasses, solo concerts and adjudicating the Dutch Brass Band Open.
Alongside his performing, Matthew is a regular guest in the UK’s top music schools and conservatoires, and is professor of trombone at St Paul’s School and Dulwich College.