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Matthew Kettle



BBC National Orchestra of Wales - guest co-principal
Royal Northern Sinfonia
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra
Orchestra of the Swan
English Touring Opera
Covent Garden Sinfonia – Principal
New London Orchestra
12 Ensemble
London Concertante

Chamber Music

Wu String Quartet (Founding Member, 2007-2015)
Recitals throughout the UK including: Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room, Conway Hall, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh Music, Bridgewater Hall, Crucible Theatre, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, Kirker Music Holidays, Various music society recitals
Recitals across Europe including: Kalkalpen Festival (Austria), Vienna, Grossraming, Paris, Florence, Munich, tours of the Netherlands
Recitals at the National Concert Hall, Beijing, China
Broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 Holland
Many contemporary performances including working with Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Simon Rowland Jones, Cheryl Francis-Hoad and Morgan Hayes
European Chamber Music Academy
String Quartet in Residence, Repton School (2008-2010)
Collaborations with DJ Floating Points in a new work for String Quartet and Electronics

Other chamber music performances include concerts at the Barbican Centre, BBC Proms, St George’s Bristol etc
As a performer in other chamber ensembles, Matthew has performed in concert with artists such as Guy Johnston, Milos Karadaglic, Richard Harwood, Simon Rowland Jones, Mark Padmore, Roger Vignoles and Ashley Wass


Chamber Orchestra of London (COOL Music)
London Contemporary Orchestra
12 Ensemble


Miss Saigon International Tour 2017-2018 Viola Chair
Les Miserables (dep)

Concertos (performed with orchestra)

F. Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto
B. Bartok, Viola Concerto
W.A Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante
C. M von Weber, Andante and Rondo Ungarese
G. P. Telemann, Viola Concerto
J. N Hummel, Fantasie


V.E Rimbotti Competition (Italy), 1st Prize (2012)
Charles Hennen Concours, 2nd prize and Barenreiter Prize (2012)
Hattori Foundation and MBF Awards (2012)
MMSF/Philharmonia Ensemble Award Winner 2009
Worshipful Company of Musicians, Silver Medal (2003)
BBC Young Musician of the Year, Semi Finalist (2000)

Teaching and Chamber Coaching (Violin and Viola)

Berkshire Maestros (2009-2010)
Dudley Music Services (2009- )
Repton School (2008-2010)
Led education workshops at Foremarke School, the Grace Dieux School and at schools within the Dudley Borough


European Chamber Music Academy - lessons across Europe from musicians such as Johannes Meissl, Petr Prausse, Ferenc Rados, Peter Cropper and Christoph Richter
Royal Northern College of Music - International Artist Diploma (2013)
Manhattan School of Music, New York, USA - Artist Diploma (2008 - 2010)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama - BMus Hons (2004 – 2008)
Chetham’s School of Music (2002 - 2004)


Hatto Beyerle (Hannover), Private study
Daniel Avshalomov (New York, 2008-2010)
Garth Knox, Contemporary viola (2008-2010)
Mark Knight, (2002-2008)
Masterclasses: Michael Tree, Lawrence Power, Thomas Riebl, Yitzhak Schotten, Simon Rowland Jones and at IMS Prussia Cove

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Viola, Violin