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Home > Matthew Barley: The Open Fund for Music Creators

Matthew Barley: The Open Fund for Music Creators

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Cello playing is at the centre of Matthew Barley’s career, while his musical world has virtually no geographical, social or stylistic boundaries.

Music Director of BBC2 TV’s Classical Star programme, Matthew Barley is passionate about education, improvisation, cross-disciplinary projects, composition, and pioneering community programmes. He is also a world-renowned cellist, who has performed in over 50 countries, including concertos with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Athens Camerata, Zagreb Solosits, Czech Philharmonic, and Melbourne and New Zealand Symphonies.

Matthew Barley’s non-classical collaborations include Amjad Ali Khan, Davud Azad, Talvin Singh, Sultan Khan and Ross Daly, appearing in venues ranging from Ronnie Scotts and the WOMAD festivals to London’s Southbank Centre. Matthew’s new music group, Between The Notes, has undertaken over 60 creative projects with young musicians and orchestral players around the world.

Recent engagements have included Tan Dun’s The Map at the Launaudière Festival in Canada, performances with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Metropole Jazz Orchestra, a residency at Kings Place in London, and a new project with Viktoria Mullova called The Peasant Girl.

PRSF are supporting a programme called Around Britten with Matthew Barley, which will celebrate Britten’s centenary in 2013 with a 100-event tour of the UK. Matthew will play Britten’s 3rd solo suite with video projections by Yeast Culture, and is commissioning a solo cello piece from James MacMillan, and pieces for cello and electronics from Dai Fujikura and Jan Bang. The tour will comprise major concert venues, along with galleries, pubs, cafes, cathedrals, churches, National Trust properties, and outreach work in schools, prisons, village halls, hospices for children and conservatoires.

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