Matthew Wadsworth – Lutenist
Working in the UK and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, Wadsworth has appeared at most major concert halls and festivals, and can often be heard on radio, both in live performance and recordings.
His many CD recordings for Channel Classics, Linn Records, Deux-Elles and Wigmore Live have all received international critical acclaim, and have been featured as Gramophone Editors Choice on 3 occasions.
Matthew studied lute at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Nigel North, after which he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.
Along with his wife Kate, Matthew runs the Deux-Elles record label..
As well as helping to promote outstanding artists, this has allowed Matthew to pursue his passion for sound engineering and audio excellence.
Notable new commissions written for Wadsworth include a theorbo concerto by Stephen goss, which Matthew recorded in 2018 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Matthew has given concerts at the Bruges festival, the Klara festival, the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, The Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeares Globe, the Georgian Concert Society (Edinburgh), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the Lufthansa, York, Bath, Swaledale, Beverley, Warwick, Spitalfields, Holt, North York Moores, Budapest, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal Baroque, Mitte-Europa and Innsbruck festivals.
He has also worked as a soloist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Northern Chamber Orchestra, and as a continuo player with The Academy of Ancient Music, English Touring Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Independent Opera, The Netherlands Bach Society, I Fagiolini, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, The Musicians of the Globe, Arion, Constantinople, The Theatre of Early Music and Les Violons du Roy.