Described as a pianist whose performances “fascinate and enliven the ear and mind” (Fanfare), British musician Matthew Schellhorn has a distinctive profile displaying consistent artistic integrity and a commitment to bringing new music to a wider audience.
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His playing is a model of clarity ... a perfect balance of academic rigour allied to musical sensitivity. There is weight and power when the music requires it, but the abiding sense is of precision and poise
MusicWeb International
Matthew Schellhorn is an excellent and intelligent pianist.
American Record Guide
immaculately stylish, raptly concentrated and memorably tender advocacy
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Not a nuance was left unexpressed, not a silence given less than its due importance, not an emotional pivot-point neglected.
MusicWeb International
His keyboard performances fascinate and enliven the ear and mind.
Fanfare
superbly performed ... copiously rewarding
Gramophone
Schellhorn possesses a seemingly perfect and complete piano technique ... his readings, always vivid and dramatic, were deeply satisfying.
Musical Opinion
Schellhorn was in his element, letting the pedalled chords float and calibrating the interplay between darkness and light with fastidious care.
The Independent
Schellhorn’s combination of clarity, sense of line and brilliant technique ... a sequence of deeply felt performances.
Classical Music Daily

Herbert Howells: Piano Music, Vol. 2

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British pianist Matthew Schellhorn continues his survey of Herbert Howells’ piano music with 15 world première recordings. Charting the composer’s development from his early pastoral writing through dance- and character-based pieces, this release also includes Howells’ masterly Sonatina, which Schellhorn records in a pre-publication version that takes account of variants not heard for half a century.

Naxos 8.571383 | Released 09/12/2022

 
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