piece the out-of-this-world clarinettist shone star-like from above” Salzburg
clarinettist played so beautifully it was as though he wished to make the very
air melt” Tokyo Times
One of Europe´s
leading clarinettists, Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the
vocal quality of his playing and his ability to communicate with audiences.
Matthew enjoys an international career as both soloist and chamber musician,
and currently holds the position of Solo Clarinettist of the Deutsche
As a soloist,
Matthew has recently collaborated with the conductors Paavo Jarvi, Clemens
Schuldt, Alexei Ogrintchuok and Reinhard Goebbel, and with orchestras including
the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian Festival Orchestra and as a guest
of the Berlin Philharmoniker in their series at the Berlin Philharmonie
chamber musician, his partners include the Meta4, Chiarascuro, Pavel Haas and
Elias quartets, as well as Pekka Kuusisto, Alina Ibragimova, Thomas Adès, Emily
Beynon, Nicholas Aldstaedt, Antoine Tamestit, Cedric Tiberghien, Steven
Isserlis, Tine Thing Helseth, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alexander Lonquich and the
Jazz Pianist, Iiro Rantala. He has appeared at many of Europe’s most
prestigious venues and festivals, and as far afield as Bolivia, India and
Plans for next
season include festival appearances in Holland, Finland and America, a trio
tour of China, performances of the Mozart concerto with the Deutsche
Kammerphilharmonie, concerto performances in Australia with the Australian
Chamber Orchestra and Pekka Kuusisto, and performances of Magnus Lindberg’s
clarinet concerto in Columbia with Andrew Gourlay.
As a recording artist Matthew
has broadcast for radio and television as well as featuring on many film
scores; he was the solo clarinettist on the score for the hit film ‘Love
Actually’. His CD recording for the ASV label of Mozart's Clarinet
Quintet was given five stars by BBC Music Magazine and acclaimed as:
"the benchmark recording of this much recorded work”.
"The clarinettist played so beautifully it was as though he wished to make the very air of the hall melt" Tokyo Times.