We are delighted to welcome Mathew back to Holy Trinity on January 28th at 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm. The WACIDOM concert is FREE and everyone is welcome.
Mathew will be playing:
Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major K.281
Brahms: Romanze in F major Op.118 No.5
Brahms: Intermezzo in E-flat minor Op.118 no.6
Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fugue in E-flat major Op.35 ‘Eroica’
For those of you who didn’t hear Mathew play at Holy Trinity last February:-
Mathew began playing the piano when he was six. He made his first recital appearance in his home town at the age of fifteen, and the following year made his concerto debut performing Liszt’s Concerto No.2 with the Burford Orchestra. He then went on to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music in London.
Matthew has a special passion for the core 18th and 19th century piano repertoire, in particular the works of Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert and Brahms. He has also ventured into the contemporary music scene, and between 2007 and 2008 was a member of Cardiff’s Millennium Ensemble where he played works by Thomas Adès and Michael Berkeley, amongst others. A keen chamber musician, he is also the pianist of the Poznansky Trio and performs with cellists Sebastian Poznansky and Willemijn Knödler, and violinist Julia Loucks. Most recently he has performed Brahms and Ravel with violinist Jonathan Davies.
Mathew’s teachers include Kevin Suter, Richard Ormrod, Polina Lenchenko and Leon McCawley. Most recently he worked with Kathryn Stott. A multiple prize winner, in 2008 and 2009 been the winner of the Eric Hodges Beethoven Competition. He was a competitor in the 2008 London Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition. In 2009 he won the Jacobson Prize and was awarded the John Thomas Scholarship for outstanding achievement. Further awards in 2010 include the Laurence Davies Scholarship and the Gabb Chamber Music Prize. In June 2012 he won the Chappell Medal – the Royal College of Music’s most prestigious and sought after prize for piano. He also recorded his first solo CD in 2015.
All information about Mathew is taken, with permission, from the WACIDOM concert information from last February and his website http://www.matthewdrinkwaterpianist.co.uk/