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Repertoire focus: Orchestral Openers

Works by Anne Boyd, Tansy Davies, Jonathan Harvey and more

David Matthews: Towards an opera

support from the PRS Composers Fund has enabled Matthews to realise a long-held dream

Colin Matthews’ Postludes released on NMC

The work is scored for oboe (doubling cor anglais), string trio and string quartet.

David Matthews: Ninth Symphony recorded

The English Symphony Orchestra and Kenneth Woods have released a disc of David Matthews’s music on Nimbus.

Josefowicz and Rattle perform the Colin Matthews Violin Concerto

Sustained, high-flying lyricism is one of the score’s hallmarks

As Time Returns: a gritty song cycle from Colin Matthews

The 20-minute setting of poems by Ivan Blatný was commissioned with funds from the Koussevitzky Foundation.

David Matthews at 75

Performances in Presteigne and across the Heart of England

David Matthews completes Ninth Symphony

Long-awaited premiere of Matthews’s Ninth Symphony was chosen by The Spectator as a musical highlight of 2018.

Colin Matthews’s Spleen: A Land of Rain

An intriguing new work for medium voice and ensemble premieres in Birmingham

Colin Matthews at the 2016 BBC Proms

Performances of Berceuse for Dresden and Pluto, the renewer to mark Matthews's 70th birthday

David Matthews's 'Norfolk March'

Matthews creates a work based on Vaughan Williams's lost Norfolk Rhapsody No. 3

Colin Matthews at 70

Celebrations in Aldeburgh and Manchester

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.

Matthews' 5th String Quartet Receives UK Premiere at the BBC Proms

Colin Matthew's String Quartet No.5' is premiered at the BBC Proms by the Apollon Musagète Quartet.

'Effortless Yet Highly Accomplished Invention' David Matthews Symphony No. 8

A new creation from the country's leading symphonist impresses in Manchester.

Matthews Orchestrates Sibelius Songs

The 12-minute cycle will be premiered on 15 April by the renowned Sibelius interpreter soprano Soile Isokoski and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Colin and David Matthews in Conversation

A BBC interview offers rare insight into a remarkable personal and creative relationship.

David Matthews writes anthem for Westminster Abbey war vigil

A specially commissioned anthem by David Matthews will be premiered at Westminster Abbey next week as part of a vigil remembering the outbreak of the First World War.

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.

Colin & David Matthews feature at Cheltenham Festival

This year's Cheltenham Music Festival will feature three new works by brothers Colin and David Matthews

Colin & David Matthews feature at Cheltenham Festival

This year's Cheltenham Music Festival will feature three new works by brothers Colin and David Matthews.

BASCA Awards for Matthews, Adès & Dobson

Three Faber Music composers - Colin Matthews, Thomas Adès & Simon Dobson - celebrated success at the British Composer awards.

World premiere of David Matthews' 'Fortune's Wheel'

On 8 December the ancient interior of Winchester Cathedral will resound with David Matthews' major new work.

Premiere of David Matthews' 'Romanza'

Violinist Madeleine Mitchell is to premiere David Matthews' 'Romanza' in festivals around England and Scotland, culminating in the London premiere in March 2013 for the composer's 70th birthday.