Matthew has appeared as a soloist with many of the UK leading ensembles, including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Concert, The Hanover Band, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He made is operatic debut in 2008, creating the role of Michael in Tod Machover’s opera, Skellig, with Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead. Recent highlights have included Bach, St. Matthew Passion arias for the Boston Handel and Haydn Society; Britten, War Requiem for Jonathan Willcocks in Salisbury Cathedral; Monteverdi, 1610 Vespers, at the Royal Albert Hall; a recording of David Matthews, Vespers, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and The Bach Choir with David Hill and the premiere performance of David Goode’s, Blitz requiem, at St Paul’s Cathedral, London with The Bach Choir.
In spring 2015 Matthew released his debut solo recording, Till the Stars Fall recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Malcolm Martineau and guitarist Rufus Miller. Exquisite songs from the English song repertoire by Butterworth, Quilter, Vaughan Williams and Finzi sit alongside the folk songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in this refreshing portrayal of some of Britain and Ireland’s finest music.
For more information please visit www.matthew-long.co.uk.