Gary Matthewman

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"...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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Recital with Markus Werba

Wigmore Hall

...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, 16th April 2014

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Winterreise

CD, Stone Records

Rose and Matthewman, while in full, expressive form, convey that sense of being utterly wrung out. Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 10th February 2013
This Winterreise is beautifully put together in every way: interpretation, recording, liner notes, artwork. BBC Music Magazine, 2013

Recital with Louise Alder

Purcell Room, London

There was also a seriously accomplished recital duo...pianist Gary Matthewman - who are clearly going places and made a big impression... Michael White, The Telegraph, 9th January 2013
...and Gary Matthewman acquitted themselves with such distinction... Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 8th January 2013
...Gary Matthewman further confirmed the wise choice of artists...a tactful and sensitive accompanist but not lacking either presence or character. Colin Anderson, Classicalsource.com, 7th January 2013

Recital with Roderick Williams

Wigmore Hall

Matthewman was equally mesmerising, with a deft touch which at once supported and complemented the vocal line and allowed the piano to sing out the melodic lines when the music required...the set closed with Rastlose Liebe. Published in 1821 and based on a text by Goethe, this showcased the accomplished virtuosity of Matthewman... Emily Owen, www.bachtrack.com, 14th September 2012

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