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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

Faber Music in Mexico

Faber composers Colin Matthews, Oliver Knussen and Tansy Davies will each have works performed in Mexico this October Read more

Finnish premiere of Traces Remain

Matthews' echo chamber of musical pasts and presents receives its Finnish premiere in September, with John Storgårds conducting the Tampere Filharmonia. Read more

Matthew’s dramatic Horn Concerto at the Aldeburgh Festival

In his Horn Concerto, Colin Matthews takes this premise a step further and casts the horn soloist as ‘a wanderer’ who slips around the concert stage and through the back, leading the ear in a sonic journey where the solo line explores an impressive range of acoustic possibilities. Read more

New Year, New Music

Colin Matthews, Jonathan Harvey and David Matthews feature in the Park Lane Group's annunal New Year concerts. Read more

Matthews's Debussy Orchestrations in Boston!

British conductor Sir Mark Elder recently conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in five performances which included two of Colin Matthews’s fine Debussy Prelude orchestrations alongside their piano originals. These performances at the BSOs home at Symphony Hall, Boston, attracted rave reviews from the critics. Read more

New Year's Honour for Colin Matthews

Faber Music is delighted to congratulate Dr Colin Matthews on his OBE, awarded to him for services to music, and announced in the January 2011 New Year’s Honours List. Read more

Colin Matthews: 'Violin Concerto' premieres at the Proms

Oliver Knussen is known for his highly individual and stimulating concert planning, and so it proved when conducting the BBC SO for his BBC Prom on 28 July, which featured the London premiere of Colin Matthews’ 'Violin Concerto' (a CBSO commission supported by the Feeney Trust). Read more

New Colin Matthews Disc Receives Rave Reviews

A CD containing two contrasting works: Colin Matthews’ Alphabicycle Order, along with his Horn Concerto, has just been released on the Hallé Orchestra’s own label, earning the BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week. Read more

Violin Concerto World Premiere, 30 September

Leila Josefowicz is a master of contemporary violin repertoire, and is known for captivating audiences with her technically precise and dramatic performances. She gave the world premiere of Colin Matthews’s first violin concerto, with the CBSO and Oliver Knussen, at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 30 September. Read more

Los Angeles Philharmonic Premiere Colin Matthews

The Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group is to give the US premiere of Colin Matthews’s Continuum for mezzo-soprano and large ensemble. Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the group on 11 January 2005 in the Walt Disney Hall. Read more

A UK Triumvirate of Australian Premieres

Under the baton of Markus Stenz, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are giving the Australian premieres of three major works by Colin Matthews, George Benjamin and Thomas Adès between 20 and 27 March. Read more

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