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13/10/2017  --  The Key of the Kingdom

Ex Cathedra | Conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore | William Alwyn Festival | Blythburgh Church, Suffolk

Work details: The Key of the Kingdom, Op.106

19/10/2017, 7.30pm  --  Actaeon

Paul Jesson, narrator | Royal Shakespeare Company Ensemble | Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS

Work details: Actaeon, Op.113

22/10/2017, 3pm  --  A Love Song

William Howard, piano | Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way, London, NW11 6YD

Work details: A Love Song, Op.142

25/10/2017, 2pm  --  CD launch: Violin Muse

Madeleine Mitchell and Nigel Clayton have recorded David's Romanza for violin and piano (recording details). The launch event is free and open to the public but tickets are required and can be booked here.

Madeleine Mitchell, violin | Nigel Clayton, piano | Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, Kensington, London, SW7 2BS

Work details: Romanza for Violin and Piano, Op.119a

03/11/2017, 7.30pm  --  Three Fantasias

Peter Shepherd Skaerved | Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London, E1 8JB

Work details: Three Fanstasias, Op.147

04/11/2017, 1.30pm  --  Romanza for violin and piano

Madeleine Mitchell, violin | Rudi Eastwood, piano | Canterbury Festival ‘Stanford Weekend’ | St Gregory’s Centre, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU | More details

Work details: Romanza for Violin and Piano, Op.119a

09/11/2017  --  Norfolk March

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Conducted by Andrew Manze | Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Work details: Norfolk March, Op.139

25/11/2017  --  Vier Ernste Gesange (Brahms arr. Matthews)

Matthias Wengler, baritone | Niedersachsen Camerata Instrumentale Berlin | Kaiserdom Königslutter, 38154 Königslutter am Elm, Germany

Work details: Vier ernste Gesange (Brahms arr. Matthews)

26/11/2017, 3pm  --  Journeying Songs

Gemma Rosefield, cello | Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way, London, NW11 6YD

Work details: Journeying Songs, Op.95

18/12/2017, 7pm  --  Sonatina for violin and piano

Krysia Osostowicz, violin | Daniel Tong, piano | Beethoven Plus | Wells Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Wells

Work details: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op.128

02/03/2018, 8pm  --  String Trio No.2

Eblana String Trio | Atrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1PQB

Work details: String Trio No.2, Op.89

17/03/2018  --  Romanza for violin and piano

Madeleine Mitchell, violin | Konstantin Lapshin, piano | Rudolf Steiner House Theatre, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT

Work details: Romanza for Violin and Piano, Op.119a

08/04/2018  --  World premiere: New Fire

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra | Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies | Konigskloster (St Thomas’s Abbey), Brno, Czech Republic

Work details: New Fire

11/04/2018, 7.30pm  --  Variations on a theme of Haydn

Waka Hasegawa, piano | Joseph Tong, piano | Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2BA

Work details: Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op.144

13/04/2018, 7.45pm  --  Symphony No.8

Ulster Orchestra | Conducted by Jac van Steen | Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF

Work details: Symphony No.8, Op.131

15/04/2018, 3pm  --  String Quartet No.8

Villiers Quartet | Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA

Work details: String Quartet No.8, Op.75

09/05/2018  --  Symphony No.9

English Symphony Orchestra | Conducted by Kenneth Woods | St George’s Church, Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR

Work details: Symphony No.9, Op.140

02/06/2018  --  String Quartet (Elgar arr. Matthews)

English String Orchestra | Conducted by Kenneth Woods | Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, WR1 2LA

Work details: String Quartet, Op.83 (Elgar arr. Matthews)

01/07/2018, 3pm  --  Piano Trio No. 2

Leonore Trio | Concerts at Cratfield | Cratfield Church, Suffolk

Work details: Piano Trio No.2, Op.61

24/08/2018, 2pm  --  Variations for Piano

Joseph Tong, piano | Presteigne Festival | St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, LD8 2AF

Work details: Variations for Piano, Op.72

28/08/2018  --  Symphony No.4

Presteigne Festival Orchestra | Conducted by George Vass | Presteigne Festival | St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, LD8 2AF

Work details: Symphony No.4, Op.51

Other news

14/06/2017  --  CD out now: David Matthews - Music for Solo Violin, Volume Two

Peter Sheppard Skaerved's recording of the second volume of David's complete works for solo violin is now available on Toccata Classics.

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14/06/2017  --  CD out now: An Eventful Morning in East London: 21st Century Violin Concertos

Featuring Harriet Mackenzie on violin with English String Orchestra under Kenneth Woods.

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14/06/2017  --  CD out now: Romanza

Sara Trickey and Daniel Tong have recorded three of David's works for violin and piano: Adonis, Aria and Romanza, together with two works by Faure, the First Violin Sonata and Romance, for Deux-Elles.

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14/09/2017  --  CD out now: Tecchler’s Cello

Featuring Guy Johnston on cello.

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27/09/2017  --  News from the mixing desk (updated September 2017)

Norfolk March was recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow on 17 August 2017.

The Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde) will be recording David's 14th Quartet at St Michael’s Highgate on 24 October 2017.

The BBC Philharmonic's recording of A Vision of the Sea, Symphony No.8 and Toward Sunrise will take place in November 2017, all three works conducted by Jac van Steen.

11/10/2017  --  CD out now: Violin Muse

Madeleine Mitchell and Nigel Clayton have recorded David's Romanza Op.119a for violin and piano together with other pieces by Berkeley, Harrison, Nyman, Poole, Puw and Wier.

A CD launch event will take place from 2-4pm on 25 October 2017 at the Royal College of Music’s Britten Theatre. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required and can be booked here.

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