Matthew Schellhorn


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Election to the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

With effect from 1st October 2016, Matthew Schellhorn has been elected to the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge.


New article on John Rastell for the Catholic Herald

Matthew Schellhorn's latest contribution to the Catholic Herald has been published today.

He explores St Thomas More's brother-in-law and his remarkable contribution to the history of Sacred Music.

Read the full article here

Glowing review for Wigmore recital

Festive Sparkle
A concert to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of composer Joseph Horovitz, reviewed by MALCOLM MILLER
There was festive sparkle in the air at the climax of the Park Lane Group's Wigmore Hall concert on 13 June 2016 to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of composer Joseph Horovitz, with the resonant glow of soprano Susanna Fairbairn's resilient lyricism soaring above a rousing audience rendition of 'Happy Birthday' with the composer on the concert platform. The celebratory mood was apt following a superb recital as part of the PLG's own sixtieth anniversary in which Susanna Fairbairn, expertly partnered by Matthew Schellhorn, offered a welcome chance to appreciate a selection of Horovitz's music for solo voice in context; the quality of their performances augurs well for a recording by the artists, which one hopes may follow in the near future.

Forthcoming Wigmore Hall recital

Matthew Schellhorn returns to the Wigmore Hall this month partnering award-winning soprano Susanna Fairbairn.

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The recital, part of the Park Lane Group 2015/16 series, will include works by Debussy and Fauré and will also celebrate the 90th birthday of Joseph Horovitz who will be present.

Tickets are available from Wigmore Hall at

Full programme details:

Claude Debussy (1862–1918) †
Ariettes oubliées

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) †
3 Mélodies Op. 7
No. 1 Après un rêve

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) *
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3

Robert Schumann (1810–1856) *
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22

Joseph Horovitz (b.1926) †
Lady Macbeth - a Scena
Zum 11. März (For 11th March)
The Garden of Love

Susanna Fairbairn (soprano) †
Matthew Schellhorn (piano) †
Dominic Degavino (piano) *

New article on John Cage for The Catholic Herald

Matthew Schellhorn's latest piece for The Catholic Herald explores silence, the Mass and John Cage.

Catholic Herald

In the article, he explores the notion that 'music is the silence between the notes'.

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New CD of works by Patrick Nunn

Matthew Schellhorn features on a new CD of works by award-winning composer Patrick Nunn.


Partnering Sarah Mason (percussion), Maria Oldak (violin) and the composer himself (electronics), Matthew Schellhorn performs Transilent Fragments and Isochronos, of which he gave the World Premiere in 2010.

Composer Patrick Nunn writes: "This CD showcases a selection of solo and duo works written between 1998 and 2015. Spanning seventeen years of creative development, the works represent a clear distillation of musical thought that aims to express musical ideas as evolutionary objects along a temporal trajectory."

Full disc details

Ian Wilson World Premiere available on BBC Radio 3

Matthew Schellhorn's recent concerto performance in Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra and conductor David Brophy is still available to listen to on the BBC Radio 3 website.


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World Premiere broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Matthew Schellhorn's recent concerto performance in Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra and conductor David Brophy will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 next week.


Hear the World Premiere of Ian Wilson's Mutazione on Saturday 30 January 2016 at 22:15.

Programme website:

Concert at the Chelsea Arts Club

Matthew Schellhorn and soprano Susanna Fairbairn are performing in a concert at the Chelsea Arts Club on Sunday 24 January 2016 at 18:00.

Debussy Ariettes oubliées
Joseph Horovitz Lady Macbeth
Judith Weir King Harald's Saga
R. Strauss Säusle, liebe Myrte; Als mir dein Lied erklang
Joseph Horovitz Zum elften März

Chelsea Arts Club is a private members Club for artists in the heart of London. Established in 1891, the Club has occupied the same house in Old Church Street since 1902. As well as painters, sculptors and architects the Club numbers designers, photographers, film makers, poets, writers, dancers, actors and musicians amongst its 3,700 Members.

The concert is private but there is a limited number of tickets priced at £10. If you would like to attend please send a message to Matthew Schellhorn via his website or @schellhornmusic.

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Concerto performance with the Ulster Orchestra

On Monday 18 January 2016, Matthew Schellhorn will give the World Premiere of Ian Wilson's Mutazione: Piano Concerto as part of a BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert for broadcast on Hear and Now.


Full programme:

Monday 18 January 6.15pm
Ulster Hall
Elaine Agnew Twilight (2010)
Piers Hellawell Dogs & Wolves (2005)
Ed Bennett Ausland (2005)
Marian Ingoldsby The Heron by the Weir (2008)
Ian Wilson Mutazione: Piano Concerto (2003)*

Ulster Orchestra
David Brophy conductor
Matthew Schellhorn piano*

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