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Continually I return to the Sussex Downs [pictured above] which are like old friends for me, always appearing slightly different in some ways but reassuringly constant in others.

Matthew Taylor

Forthcoming & Recent Performances

London Premiere: Variations on a theme of Reger

Thursday 15th January 2015, 7.30pm

Works: Variations on a theme of Reger, Op.45

World premiere: Solemn Bells

Wednesday 4th February 2015, 7.45pm

Composed alongside David Knotts, Alasdair Nicholson, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Anthony Powers as part of a composite work of miniatures for violin and piano inspired by Sibelius's 5 Pieces Op.81.

Works: Solemn Bells

Matthew Taylor - Composer In Residence at Presteigne Festival


Thursday 27th August to Tuesday 1st September 2015

The Presteigne Festival, Artistic Director George Vass, has long established itself as one of the most imaginative, enterprising and outstanding UK Festivals which achieves original and stimulating programmes by balancing contemporary works with established classics. Matthew will be the Composer in Residence for 2015.

Symphony No.3

Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7.30pm

Works: Symphony No.3, Op.33

Other News

Forthcoming Commissions During 2016 - 2017

Posted on 17th December 2015

Matthew has currently received a commission from Arts Council England for his 4th Symphony, for large orchestra, which will receive its first performance in 2017 at Barbican Centre with Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable.

Matthew is also composing a choral work for Constanza Singers based on the Ben Jonson poem Hymn To Diana for performance in Cadogan Hall in May 2017.

Music Appreciation at Blackheath Halls: Mahler Revisited

January to March 2016

Matthew will be giving a series of 10 lectures exploring different aspects of Mahler's music focussing particularly on the Symphonies.
The classes start on Monday January 11th from 10am to 12pm in the Recital Room at Blackheath Halls, London SE3.

Music Explored 2016

Wednesday 13th January to Wednesday 9th March 2016

This new series of illustrated recitals held in the delightful surroundings of the Farnham URC presents some solo piano repertoire but also allows discussion at the end of the session.

January 13 -- The Nocturne - Chopin, Faure and others
January 20 -- Beethoven and Shakespeare
January 27 -- Schumann's Kriesleriana
February 3 -- Tchaikovsky The Miniaturist
February 10 -- Haydn and Sturm und Drung
February 24 -- Beethoven's Sonata in A op.101
March 2 -- A celebration of Reger
March 9 -- Mendelssohn and the first Bach Revival

All welcome, so do join us.

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