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About MATT

Excited to be exploring new ways of presenting and interpreting classical music, I work across art forms to create heightened experiences for both performers and audiences.

Why? There is so much to celebrate in music already, but even more still waits to be unlocked. By doing so, we can entice new audiences, refresh the way we present and interpret concerts, and delve deeper into the stories that underpin everything around us - be they the journeys of performers and composers, the spaces we perform in or the histories we share. Classical music remains as relevant as ever, but now is the moment we need to find ways of sharing that with the world.

Alongside my role as Creative Director of Southbank Sinfonia’s #ConcertLab series, I work with orchestras, festivals, venues and musicians to make them stand out, build relationships with audiences and pioneer new creative opportunities.

Equally happy working independently or alongside a wider creative team, I have extensive experience in creative direction, production, programming, projection and lighting design, photography, and event marketing/design. Aware that such ventures need to be financially sustainable, it’s an enjoyable challenge to eke the greatest of opportunity out of even the smallest of budgets - and it’s always surprising how much it’s possible to achieve.

#ConcertLab was shortlisted for a RPS Music Award in 2018, and the Southbank Sinfonia Family Concerts I direct were shortlisted for a Fantastic for Families Award in 2019. I previously worked for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, while freelance clients have included Wigmore Hall, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Dorset and Warwickshire Music Services, Música en Segura and pBone. Collaborations have seen projects with the National Theatre, Bridge Theatre, Postal Museum and the RSC, among others.

I’d love to discuss any potential projects or ideas. Please click the ‘Get in touch’ button and I’ll reply to you as soon as possible.

 

WHAT CAN I OFFER?

Creative direction + production, developing and delivering engaging concerts and digital materials that build new audiences

Workshop sessions, harnessing the ideas of musicians and artists to build their investment in new performance approaches

Print, digital + brand design to refresh identities and keep pace with the competition

Projection + lighting design for heightened concert experiences

Film making + editing, from innovative trailers to ‘explainers’

Photography for eye-catching promotional materials and artist portraits

Interpretative writing + programme notes, unlocking the stories and relevance of orchestral and chamber music

Value for money, having experience of delivering sophisticated projects and campaigns on small budgets

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