Introduction"...the pianist was a scene-stealer ...Where it really did steal the attention was in Matthewman’s keyboard accompaniments, which came across like a musical cardiograph, tracing the fluctuations of mood and feeling with pinpoint accuracy. The prelude and postlude to each song were invariably scene-stealers. Matthewman is a name new to me, but if this recital is any gauge of his potential, I have a feeling we are going to hear a lot more of him." - Andrew Clark, Financial Times
Gary Matthewman is one of the UK's leading song pianists.
Recent and forthcoming appearances include recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Musikverein in Vienna, and in Paris, Prague, Lucerne, Madrid, Lisbon, Washington DC, Toronto, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Melbourne and Sydney. His UK Festival performances include Aldeburgh, Buxton, Leeds Lieder, Oxford Lieder and Glyndebourne.
Recent and future recital partners include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, Sumi Jo, Nuccia Focile, Mark Padmore, Ailyn Pérez, Christiane Oelze, Markus Werba, Kate Lindsey, Kate Royal, Dimitri Platanias, Sarah-Jane Brandon, Roderick Williams, Susana Gaspar, Andrei Bondarenko, Sylvia Schwartz and Adam Plachetka.
As official accompanist for vocal contests, he has worked for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, the 'Das Lied' International Song Competition in Berlin, and the Queen Sonja International Music Competition for singers in Oslo. Gary has made numerous live broadcasts and recordings for BBC radio 3, and his recording of Schubert's Winterreise with Matthew Rose for Stone Records was released to critical acclaim last year, featuring as Recording of the Month in Gramophone Magazine, and as BBC Radio 3's Disc of the week.
In 2009, he conceived the Lied in London recital series, now a popular fixture on the London music scene. He is Professor of Vocal Repertoire at the Royal College of Music and song coach for the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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