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.

A regular artist at Wigmore Hall, other recent and forthcoming appearances include Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and Prague, Lucerne, Basel, Lisbon, Washington DC, Toronto, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. His UK Festival performances include Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder, Aldeburgh, Buxton, and Glyndebourne.

Recent and future recital partners include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, Sumi Jo, Nuccia Focile, Mark Padmore, Ailyn Perèz, Dimitri Platanias, Sylvia Schwartz, Kate Lindsey, Markus Werba, Kate Royal, Andrei Bondarenko, Louise Alder, Adam Plachetka, Benjamin Appl, Sarah-Jane Brandon and Roderick Williams.

Gary has made numerous live broadcasts and recordings for BBC Radio 3, and his recent recording of Schubert's Winterreise with Matthew Rose received widespread critical acclaim, featuring as Gramophone Magazine's Recording of the Month and BBC Radio 3's Disc of the Week.

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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