Member of Ensemble MidtVest since 2010.
Born in Swansea, Wales, Matthew has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician on violin and viola as part of Bridge Duo and the Debussy Ensemble in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, London’s South Bank and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing; with duo partner Michael Hampton he made a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2008. He was also a member of the Badke String Quartet when they won the 2007 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Matthew is professor of violin, viola and chamber music at Trinity College of Music, London, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Charterhouse International Music Festival. He has recorded six CDs: two Bridge Duo recordings of English music, one of Hilary Tann’s chamber music, one of Haflidi Hallgrimsson’s chamber works, one of Welsh violin works and most recently a Prokofiev disc for Naxos. He was a guest performer at the 2008 Menuhin Violin Competition and artist-in-residence at the 2008 Vale of Glamorgan Festival, and has given masterclasses in the USA, Malaysia, Australia, Japan and throughout Europe.
Matthew is also a composer, conductor, mathematics graduate and teacher of the Alexander Technique and Kundalini Yoga.
For more information, visit www.matt-jones.com