holds a Bachelor's degree in Performance and Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, New York, a Master of Music (distinction) from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music. He is currently a Young Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel,
Belgium. His main teachers include Gary Hoffman, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Steven Doane. The British cellist is equally at home on Baroque and modern cello and enjoys chamber music, early music, solo performance, as well as teaching. He has presented recitals throughout Europe and the USA, and is regularly invited to teach masterclasses in Seoul, Korea. Matthew is indebted to his teachers and mentors, including Steven Isserlis, Pieter Wispelweij, Anner Bylsma, and Miklós Perényi. He is a regular attendee of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove
, Cornwall, and attends Open Chamber Music there every September. Matthew applies a kinaesthetic approach to the instrument through his involvement in the Feldenkrais Method, in which he is currently training. He plays on a rare cello by Francesco Ruggieri, Cremona, 1685.
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