Matthew has appeared with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, EUCO, Manchester Camerata and Ural Philharmonic, performed principal roles for ROH2 (Exposure, Pleasure's Progress), Opera North (Papageno, Pied Piper), Almeida Opera (The Silent Twins) and the Young Vic (Wolf and Hero), given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, recorded for Sony, Naxos and Avie, given over fifty world premieres and appeared in recital as cellist and singer at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau.
Last year, for Opera North alone, Matthew wrote and directed A Ghost Story for Christmas, performed the Bach Suites at Light Night Festival and sang in The Lost Chord.
Matthew is currently conceiving their 'Four Seasons' collaboration with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. As writer, composer and performer, he collaborates regularly with leading artists from film, theatre and dance.
Matthew is the artistic director of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts.
Upcoming highlights include the premieres of Whale Music by Matthew and bansuri flautist Sameer Rao with words by Sir Andrew Motion, a new music theatre work, Dr Sax, by John Harle, and Death's Cabaret - A Love Story, a cabaret concerto by Stephen Deazley and Martin Riley. Matthew has also just written a family show for the Sacconi Quartet - string quartets meet string theory!