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Born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia in 1978, Matthew started playing at age 7. He is the former principal euphonium player of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force in London and all Royal Australian Navy Bands. He has held high profile and principal positions with the worlds leading bands and orchestras including: Black Dyke, Fodens, Leyland, Desford Colliery, Brighouse and Rastrick, Dalewool and Kew Band Melbourne, Tasmanian Symphony orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and in Portugal.
In 2007 he was awarded the coveted, Champion of Champions title at the National Brass Band Championships, Melbourne and in 2011 became only the second Australian in History to win the Open Euphonium championship at the New Zealand Brass Band Championships. Matthew has adjudicated contests all across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe.
Matthew has completed his PhD studies and graduated as a Doctor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and University of Sydney in 2011. Matthew has recorded two commercially available CDs towards his PhD studies, the first titled ‘Neath Austral Skies' and his second ‘Utaki – The Sacred Grove’ which is full of new repertoire, features the euphonium with chamber brass, piano and The Flinders String Quartet from Melbourne.