Violinist with experience in Symphony orchestras(L.S.O. R.P.O. etc....) and as soloist. Can play solo gigs or as part of quartet etc.
Matthew Taylor was born in Somerset and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni. After graduation he joined Yfrah Neaman's advanced solo studies class at the Guildhall school of Music and shortly after completion of this course became a member of the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra in London . He left the orchestra two years later to continue final studies under the tutelage of the French virtuoso Maurice Hasson during which time he continued as a freelance player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. In 1989 he left London to become the violinist on the Pump Room Trio in Bath and continued to work as a freelance orchestral violinist and soloist. During this time he performed with orchestra many of the major violin concertos and his playing of the Mendelssohn violin concerto was described by music critic Tim Bullamore as "a performance of beauty and inspiration". He has recently played the Sibelius concerto with the Swindon Symphony Orchestra and next season will play the Brahms concerto with the Marlborough Concert orchestra. WORK EXPERIENCE : 1981-83 : Violinist with B.B.C. Symphony orchestra 1983-2014 : Freelance violinist in : London Symphony Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra B.B.C. Concert orchestra B.B.C. National orchestra of Wales London Mozart Players 1989-1994 Violinist with Pump Room Trio (Bath) 1998-2000 Violinist in Quarteto Lusitano (Portugal) SOLO REPERTOIRE : Concertos: Brahms: Beethoven: Bruch : Elgar: Glazunov: Mendelssohn: Tchaikovsky : Sibelius. Sonatas ; Brahms: Debussy : Mozart: Beethoven : Misc;. Chausson Poeme : Ravel Tzigane: Dvorak Romance: Saint-Saens Havanaise & Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
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