Doors 7.30 pm
Born in Yorkshire in 1977, Matthew Schellhorn has been guest soloist at several international festivals and has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio France.
Recent commissions have included a collection of studies by Nicola LeFanu and six miniatures by Tim Watts, Michael Zev Gordon, Cecilia McDowall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Colin Riley and Jeremy Thurlow. In 2012, he gave the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s Flags and Emblems in the Belfast Festival with the Ulster Orchestra. In 2014, Diatribe Records released Matthew’s solo disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, the world premiere recording of a new commission by composer Ian Wilson. Other recent recording projects in the field of new music include CDs for NMC (chamber works by Colin Riley) and Naxos (songs by Geoffrey Bush and Joseph Horovitz).
Matthew’s performances of the music of Olivier Messiaen have been met with critical approval. His recent disc with the Soloists of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Messiaen: Chamber Works was awarded an AllMusic Classical Editors’ Favourite.
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Sonata No. 41 in A major, Hob. XVI:26
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (‘Pathétique’)
Ian Wilson (b. 1964)
A Sonata of Solstices and Equinoxes
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)