Matthew is a versatile young conductor/musical director from Belfast, Northern Ireland who is developing a reputation for his exciting and dynamic approach to his music making. Working across the UK and Ireland, Matthew has conducted ensembles such as the Ulster Orchestra, NI Opera, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Hallam Sinfonia, and Manchester Philharmonic Choir, and is comfortable across a wide range of operatic, orchestral, and choral repertoire. He was the winner of the 2019 RTÉ/Feis Ceoil Orchestral Conducting Award with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra – securing the opportunity to record Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony with the orchestra last season. Matthew also featured as a Young Conductor on the Crouch End Festival Chorus’ Inaugural Conducting Mentorship programme last season, receiving coaching and assisting opportunities with the choir’s Musical Director, David Temple MBE. He is a sought after Musical Director and vocal coach, having worked for companies such as the National Stage School of Ireland and Voiceworks NI, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.