The Contemporary Music Research Unit is excited to present Matthew Schellhorn, who will perform 14 works by living composers, including a World and UK premiere.
Matthew Schellhorn presents 14 works by living composers, including many of his own commissions, a World and a UK premiere.
Homage to Haydn (2009)
i. Tim Watts (b.1979): Odd Sympathies
ii. Colin Riley (b.1963): weave
iii. Cecilia McDowall (b.1951): Haydn Seek
iv. Cheryl Frances-Hoad (b.1980): Stolen Rhythm
v. Michael Zev Gordon (b.1963): Innocente
vi. Jeremy Thurlow (b.1967): Butterfly
Robert Percy (b.1961): Chop and Change (2018)
Roger Briggs (b.1952): Willows (2014) UK PREMIERE
Ian Wilson (b.1964): …and continued to recite unceasingly the eternal name of God (1992 rev. 2016) WORLD PREMIERE
Jeremy Thurlow (b.1967): The Will of the Tones (2004)
Diana Burrell (b.1948): Pentecost (2017)
Colin Riley (b.1963): Joplin Jigsaws (2018)
Paul Spicer (b.1952): Two Pieces for James (2010)
Martin Bussey (b.1958): Floreat Coll. Reg. (2021)
Roger Briggs (b.1952): Jitterbug (2015)
A leading performer for over twenty years, MATTHEW SCHELLHORN regularly appears at major venues and festivals and has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums.
Following study in Manchester and Cambridge, with teachers including David Hartigan, Maria Curcio, Peter Hill and Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Matthew’s debut album of Messiaen chamber music, including the Quatuor pour la fin du Temps – Messiaen: Chamber Works (Signum Classics SIGCD126) – received positive reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and was awarded an AllMusic Classical Editors’ Favourite.
Matthew's latest commercial release on Naxos – Herbert Howells: Piano Music, Vol. 1 – was praised by Gramophone as “superbly performed” with “immaculately stylish, raptly concentrated and memorably tender advocacy”. Spending five weeks in the Official Classical Charts (entering at No. 4), it received a Presto Classical Editors' Choice.
A prominent performer of new music, Matthew has given over one hundred and forty premieres and has commissioned many solo and chamber works. In 2014, Diatribe Records released Matthew Schellhorn’s first solo album, Ian Wilson: Stations (Diatribe Records DIACD016), a world premiere recording featured on RTÉ lyric fm as one of the ‘great cycles of 21st-century piano music’. His commission from Colin Riley, As the Tender Twilight Covers, was released on NMC in 2017 (NMC Recordings NMC D241). He is also the dedicatee of several works, including Ian Wilson’s piano concerto Flags and Emblems, of which he gave the world premiere with the Ulster Orchestra broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
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