We look forward to hearing Matthew perform his WACIDOM lunchtime concert at Bold Street Methodist Church,Warrington, on Saturday 18 May 2019. He will be playing:
Liszt La Notte S.602
Chopin Nocturne in B-Flat minor op.9 no.1
Nocturne in F-sharp major op.15 no.2
Nocturne in B-major op.32 no.1
Polonaise in F-sharp minor op 44
Born in Oxford, Matthew started music lessons at an early age learning piano, violin and trumpet. Gravitating naturally to the piano, he went on to gain a Bachelors degree studying with Richard Ormrod at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music with Leon McCawley, where he was a multiple prize winner including the Chappell Medal. He has also had invaluable guidance and mentoring from Nelly Ben-Or, Charlotte Tomlinson and Graham Fitch.
Matthew has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborator across the UK and abroad, most recently at London’s Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, St George’s Hanover Square and St John’s Smith Square, Chipping Campden and Witney music festivals, Conservatoire de Toulouse and a recital tour of the South West of England.
Recently he has performed with London Contemporary Orchestra for live performances of Johnny Greenwood’s soundtrack to “Phantom Thread”. Chamber music and song accompaniment are a central part of his performing career, working with Poznansky Trio, baritones Theo Platt and Paul Vialard and tenor Guy Elliot.
Matthew lives in London and is also a piano teacher at Headington School in Oxford. He is a keen potter, enjoys cooking and running and loves to read the novels of P G Wodehouse
Matthew Drinkwater (Piano)