Colin Matthews

(1946 - )


‘…the Isambard Kingdom Brunel of contemporary music: master of great time machines, steamy with energy derived from pulse and from massive, surging harmony, and openly displaying their structural engineering, all finished with a craftsman's care.’
 Paul Griffiths


'Alphabicycle Order' and 'Horn Concerto' audio samples © The Hallé Concerts Society - available on HALLÉ CD from


Electronics for cello work 'Drammatico' can be downloaded here


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Inspired by Edward Thomas

Matthews writes new works for the 4th Barbirolli International Oboe Festival, Nash Ensemble and London Festival Chorus Read more


Colin Matthews on the nature of his music
Faber Music Video
Colin Matthews on the nature of his music
Faber Music Video

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