Bury Concert Series: Michael Matthews (guitar)

Part of the Bury Concert Series

Next Event
17th October 7:30pm
Event Finishes
17th October 9:30pm

About this event

Part of the Bury Concert Series. All concerts are held at the Unitarian Meeting House.

Born in the UK, Michael Matthews’ flamboyant and expressive performances are placing him at the forefront of the young generation. He has been praised for a rigorous technique alongside his natural creativity by leading figures in the field. His concerts are communicative, unpredictable and provocative. He brings a new identity to traditional repertoire as well as verve and dynamism to contemporary and lesser-known works. He has performed in recitals, masterclasses and competitions across the country and abroad.

Michael has received lessons and masterclasses from Rob Johns, Michael Lewin, Stephen Goss, Elizabeth Kenny, Graham Anthony Devine, Tilman Hoppstock, Roberto Aussel and Fabio Zanon. In 2019-2020 he studied at the Segovia Guitar Academy with Paolo Pegoraro and continues his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Michael has performed the Concerto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para Gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo. Recent projects include a programme for voice and guitar with soprano Holly Teague and a commission from composer Martin Bussey. Michael has a keen interest in historical performance and regularly includes performances on the baroque guitar in his recitals.

Michael has received awards from leading trusts, competitions and organisations in the UK leading to giving widespread recitals, masterclasses and outreach projects at Brighton Festival, King’s Lynn Festival, St James’s Church Piccadilly, St George’s Bristol, St Andrews University and the Wigmore Hall. In 2018 he was selected by the Concordia Foundation and Tillett Trust. He was awarded the Sir John Manduell Prize at Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2019 for the best performance of a contemporary work. Since 2020 his career and studies are supported by Talent Unlimited, Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Trust

Tickets £15 (£5 students) available by clicking the Book Tickets button above!

Season tickets £55 (£15 students) for all five concerts are available from: Sue Tanner 01359 230457 sue@tanner69.plus.com

For more information on the Bury Concert Series visit https://buryconcertclub.co.uk/

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