Matthew Manchester is one of Australia's leading practitioners and teachers in the historically informed performance of Rennaisance & Baroque music. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) with Honours, a Master of Music (Performance), and a PhD from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Matthew is in demand as a performer on a range of early wind and brass instruments, most notably cornetto and baroque trumpet.

Living in London from 2008-2012, Matthew performed with numerous early music ensembles, including the Gabrieli Consort, His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, London Early Opera, Little Baroque Company, Manchester Baroque, Charivari Agreable, and Oxford Baroque. In addition to his work with Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes, Matthew has featured in performances, recordings, and broadcasts with Australian orchestras and ensembles including Ironwood Chamber Ensemble, Latitude 37, Van Diemen’s Band, Bach Akademie Australia, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, An Unholy Rackett, BachBand@StJames, The Muffat Collective, and the Australian Baroque Brass. His discography includes dozens of recordings in both the U.K. and Australia, as well as numerous ABC Classic FM broadcasts.

Matthew is also a passionate music educator and conductor, equally at home in the classroom, lecture theatre, or on the podium. He is in demand as a conductor of school, university and professional ensembles. Matthew lectures and teaches pre-Baroque performance practice and cornetto at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and directs the acclaimed Fort Street High School Instrumental Music Program.

Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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