Lessons for Violinists of all skill levels looking for an intensive and inspiring learning environment to take your violin skills to the next level.
Matthew completed his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. During this time he won ‘Most Promising String Player Award’, Vada Jefferies Bach Prize, Basil Jones Sonata Prize, Ronald Davis Clifford Violin Prize, Paganini Prize, as well as being the string finalist for the Brisbane Club award.
Matthew's solo career began with an appearance with the former Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra (now Queensland Symphony) at just fifteen years of age. He has performed more than 20 Violin Concertos and has appeared as soloist in concert alongside internationally acclaimed musicians such as Slava Grigoryan, Karin Schaupp and José Carbó. He has also performed for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Brisbane, served as pre-tour soloist for Vadim Repin with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has performed multiple times as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Matthew received first prizes in the Gisborne International Music Competition and the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition.
In 2005 Matthew travelled to Switzerland to participate in an intensive mastercourse with renowned violinists Akiko Tatsumi and Zakhar Bron, and in 2008 spent time in Finland studying with Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisito. Throughout his career he has participated in masterclasses with many of the world’s leading violinists including Rudolph Koelman, Thomas Zehetmair, Lara St. John, Dene Olding, Tasmin Little, Mark Kaplan and Charles Castleman.
Matthew has been based in Melbourne since 2009 where he continued his studies at the Australian National Academy of Music with violin pedagogues William Hennessy and Adam Chalabi. This period saw him perform chamber music with artists such as Anthony Marwood and the Brodsky Quartet. Matthew completed his studies in 2011 and, in addition to his solo career, has regularly been performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.