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Continually I return to the Sussex Downs [pictured above] which are like old friends for me, always appearing slightly different in some ways but reassuringly constant in others.

Matthew Taylor

Forthcoming & Recent Performances

Conducting Sinfonia Tamesa

Saturday 9th March 2019, 7.30pm

Schumann - Overture to "Genoveva"
Ethel Smyth - Serenade in D
Brahms - Symphony No.3

Conducting LSE Orchestra Spring Concert

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 7pm

Dvorak - 2 Slavonic Dances
Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1
Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Mozart - Requiem (LSE Choir under Andrew Campling)

Conducting Farnham Sinfonia

Saturday 30th March 2019, 7.30pm

Elgar - Serenade for strings
Mozart - Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat
Nielsen - ‘Canto Serioso' orchestrated Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor - Romanza, Op.36b
Haydn - Symphony No.59 in A, ‘Fire’

World Premiere: Symphony No.5

Sunday 9th June 2019, 3pm

Part of the Cadogan Hall 21st Century British Symphony Project. The programme also features Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Visit the Cadogan Hall website for more details and to book tickets.

Works: Symphony No.5, Op.59

Composer In Residence at the British Isles Music Festival 2019

Friday 9th to Sunday 18th August 2019

Matthew has been appointed Composer In Residence at the British Isles Music Festival which takes place from 9-18 August at Charterhouse School, Goldalming, Surrey.

Works of his to be featured include String Quartet No,8, Flute Trio and Wind Quintet from 13-16 August.

More details can be found on the British Isles Music Festival website.

Symphony No.5

Wednesday 8th April 2020, 7.30pm

The programme features:
Symphony No.5 (Matthew Taylor)
Double Concerto (Bruch)
Symphony No.3 (Brahms)

Tickets £15, £10 concessions, £6 students

Works: Symphony No.5, Op.59

Other News

CD out now: Matthew Taylor Chamber Music Volume 3: Music for Winds

Sunday 1st July 2018

Features Matthew's works:
Serenata Trionfale, Op.34
Wind Quintet, Op.51
Trio - In Memoriam V.H., Op.21
Skal for Wind Quintet
Introduction and Capriccio, Op.7

Full recording details

General Musicianship teacher at Yehudi Menuhin School

Saturday 1st September 2018

​Matthew is very proud to be on the staff of The Yehudi Menuhin School, an establishment which prides itself on nurturing talent from exceptionally gifted children and young people from all over the world. Matthew once commented 'I am continually impressed by the sheer passion for music making that I experience at Yehudi Menuhin School. It embraces Menuhin's ethos; something so refreshing and so essential if we want the essence of music making to survive for future generations...'

Forthcoming commissions during 2020 - 2021

Monday 17th June 2019

​Forthcoming commissions include a Concerto for Orchestra commissioned by Orchestra Of The Sawn and scheduled for 2020-21 season and an Oboe Concerto for the Presteigne 2021 Festival.

Recording news: Symphony No.5

Monday 17th June 2019

​Future recordings include a CD of Matthew's ​​Symphony No.5 with Ken Woods conducting the English Symphony Orchestra. The CD will also feature some of Matthew's smaller works for string orchestra.

Blackheath Music Appreciation Group Autumn 2019: The World of Dvorak

Monday 16th September to Monday 25th November 2019

Matthew will be giving a series of 10 lectures held in the Recital Room at Blackheath Halls, London SE3 - just 20 minutes from Charing Cross and Victoria. The lectures are held on Monday mornings from 10am-12pm and will start on ​16 September 2019.

The musically illustrated lectures are devised so that one does not need technical knowledge whilst at the same time the experienced aficionado has always something new to learn. All newcomers are most welcome.

Single taster lecture - free
Single lectures: £11
All 10 lectures: £95 (tbc)

For contact details and more information about the talks you can visit the Blackheath Music Appreciation Group website.

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