One of the UK's top conductors, composers and educators, Matthew Taylor joins us again in 2019.
Matthew has appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, European Community Chamber Orchestra, St Petersburg Capella and State Academic Orchestra. Matthew trained with Bernstein, Vilem Tausky and George Hurst and is passionate about music education, working at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department.
Regarded as one of the leading symphonists and string quartet composers of his generation, Matthew's works have been championed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia ,the Allegri and Dante Quartets, Emily Beynon, Emma Johnson, John McCabe, James Gilchrist, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Roscoe, George Hurst, Richard Watkins and Raphael Wallfisch.
He has recorded for Hyperion Records and the Dutton label, and his world premiere CD of Simpson’s 11th Symphony was selected by Radio 3 and Gramophone as a Record of the Year. He is a champion of neglected 20th Century British music, and has conducted premieres of works by Robert Simpson, Vagn Holmboe, David Matthews, Cyril Lloyd and James Francis Brown.