Matthew Martin biography
Matthew Martin studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and was a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. He is now engaged at Magdalen to teach various compositional aspects of the undergraduate music course and it is particularly fitting that his old college choir should be the first to devote an entire disc to his choral music.
In 2013, he won the Liturgical category in the annual British Composer Awards for his festival anthem ‘In the year that king Uzziah died’ written for the St Davids Cathedral Festival. He has also recently had works recorded by The Sixteen and the Gabrieli Consort, as well as pieces commissioned by the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the American Guild of Organists and St John’s College, Cambridge. Projects during 2015 include a Trumpet Sonata for the Cheltenham Music Festival, an Italian Songbook for baritone Marcus Farnsworth, and a set of Lamentations for the Tallis Scholars.
Aside from his work as a composer, Matthew continues to be a versatile performer in various musical fields and is a former student of the late French organist, Marie-Claire Alain, with whom he studied from 2000-2004.