Herbert Howells: Piano Music, Vol. 1
With this album, Matthew Schellhorn sheds new light on Herbert Howells as a truly significant 20th-century composer for the piano. From the charming Summer Idyls, written before the composer began studies at the Royal College of Music, to the mature and subtle movements of the Petrus Suite, we encounter an extraordinary range of pianistic expression. Spanning over 60 years of Howells’ compositional style, every track on this release is a world premiere recording.
These previously unpublished works will be published during 2020 by Novello & Co Ltd in editions prepared by Dr Jonathan Clinch.
Colin Riley: Shenanigans
NMC Recordings NMC D241
In this album of Colin Riley’s music, Matthew Schellhorn performs his second commission from the composer, As the Tender Twilight Covers, premiered at York Late Music in 2016.
sensitive playing from Matthew Schellhorn
Bush & Horovitz: Songs
Matthew Schellhorn partners soprano Susanna Fairbairn in performances of the songs of Geoffrey Bush and Joseph Horovitz, including several World Premiere recordings.
a splendidly stylish and communicative alliance
Patrick Nunn: Morphosis
Red Sock Records RSR003CD
Performing with the composer himself and others Matthew Schellhorn gives performances of Patrick Nunn’s Isochronous and Transilent Fragments.
clarity of concept, imaginative textures and integrity
British Composer Awards
Ian Wilson: Stations
Diatribe Records DIACD016
Ian Wilson's piano masterpiece, Stations, was composed over a two-year period. Released on Diatribe Records, Ireland's leading label for new music, this is Matthew Schellhorn's first solo album.
Schellhorn’s performance is assured and definite, giving life to Wilson's music
Navona Records NV5943
Matthew Schellhorn performs Steel-grey splinters, commissioned from Irish composer Gráinne Mulvey, on this release of finely crafted and thought-provoking works.
dark, edgy, roiling music
Chicago Classical Review
Matthew Schellhorn features on the debut album of violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, with music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Maurice Ravel, Peter Zinovieff / Aisha Orazbayeva, and Helmut Lachenmann.
Profoundly radical and inventive… an album of pure classical dynamite
The Sound Projector
Messiaen: Chamber Works
Signum Classics SIGCD126
Matthew Schellhorn is joined by the Soloists of the Philharmonia Orchestra in this recording of Messiaen's chamber works, including the monumental Quatuor pour la fin du Temps. Featuring the world premiere recording of Morceau de concert à vue for piano solo, this album won an AllMusic Classical Editors’ Favourite award.
A heart-stoppingly beautiful performance ... stellar version *****
All Music Guide (USA)