Matthew will be performing solo and with electronics on a 12-centre tour of New Zealand, performing a stunning programme of beautiful guitar music from the Baroque to contemporary electronica while taking you on a journey from Russia, Czechia and Italy, to England, Germany, Argentina and New Zealand.
In a performing career spanning more than 30 years, Matthew has brought his unique interpretations and original musical personality to over 2000 performances on four continents. He is passionate about contemporary music, especially by New Zealand composers,and has commissioned or premiered more than 50 solo, chamber and orchestral works for guitar. His critically acclaimed solo debut in the Royal Festival Hall London featuring the music of New Zealand was described as “…extraordinarily successful” (Musical Opinion UK) and “…a rare opportunity to be introduced to so much new and interesting repertoire... ” (Classical Guitar, UK).
He has also given over 100 concerto performances with orchestras including appearances with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra Mexico, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Kemerovo Philharmonic in Russia.
As a recording artist, Matthew features on eleven CDs for solo guitar, with chamber groups and with orchestra. His third solo album, Rhapsody on a Riff, featuring the music of New Zealand composer Michael Calvert was released worldwide by Ravello Records USA in June 2015. “Rhapsody on a Riff gives you some brilliant contemporary music for guitar as played by a true artist. Soft, moody, provocative. Over forty-five minutes of pure, resonant guitar playing.” His 2020 solo album Fragments was a finalist in the Best Classical Artist category of the Aotearoa Music Awards. Find out more about Matthew, and hear some recordings of his exquisite playing on his website.
7:30pm Friday 12th August
$25.00 (+ BF) Adults
$20.00 (+ Booking Fee)
Enquiries contact:Dominique Blatti