Matthew Sharp

Matthew has appeared as solo performer with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, Orchestra of Opera North, SCO, EUCO, Manchester Camerata and Ural Philharmonic, performed principal roles for Opera North (Papageno, Pied Piper), ROH2 (Exposure, Pleasure’s Progress), Almeida Opera (The Silent Twins) and the Young Vic (Wolf and Hero) and National Theatre Studio, given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, recorded for Sony, EMI, Decca, Naxos, Somm and Avie, given over fifty world premieres – including the title role in Sir John Tavener’s The Fool and Errollyn Wallen’s Cello Concerto – and appeared in recital as cellist and singer at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau. As writer, composer and performer, he collaborates regularly with leading artists from film, theatre and dance. His music theatre works have toured to major festivals in Europe, India and the US. Matthew is the artistic director of the pioneering UK festival, the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts.

Matthew has been a guest lecturer at GSMD, CSSD, Trinity Laban, Dartington College and Leeds and Portsmouth Universities. He has devised and delivered masterclasses and bespoke and pioneering workshops and projects for Juilliard, RWCMD, ENO, Opera North, WNO, ETO, Philharmonia, LPO, Orchestra of the Swan, Theatre de Complicité, Barbican, South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the International Ingenium Academy and CoMA, and in India, Russia and Scandinavia.