Born in Norfolk, Matthew Green began his musical training at the age of three. At sixteen he attended Colchester Institute School of Music to study A Levels and later a BA Hons Degree, on the way winning competitions for solo and ensemble playing. Matthew obtained a place to study at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction. During his education, Matthew was a member of the Britten-Pears Orchestra for six seasons where he held the principal timpani chair for five of them.
Working extensively in the UK, Europe and further afield with such orchestras/ensembles as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, C18th Concert Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Northern Sinfonia, Nash Ensemble, Endymion Ensemble, The Bach Ch
oir to name a few.
Theatre experience includes the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe, Talking Birds and West End productions Jesus Christ Superstar, Abba The Show and Thriller Live.
You can often hear Matthew on the radio with many recordings for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and pops up on the television from time to time.
He also had the great pleasure in 2016 to be invited to play at the Queen’s 90th Birthday Thanksgiving Service at St.Pauls Cathedral.
Matthew often performs as a guest soloist with different groups, premier Big Bands and Jazz ensembles in and around the Midlands/London and in the studio recording for rock/pop artists.
Matthew’s passion for world music which has lead him to work with such artists as Ravi Shankar, collaborating between Eastern and Western musicians, UK’s leading nasheed group SHAAM and on the west coast of Ireland's folk scene.
In demand as a band trainer and workshop leader, Matthew has travelled the world giving samba and world music workshops to big corporate companies as well as schools and community groups.
Matthew is on the committee of the UK National Drum Fair, Europe's largest Vintage and Custom Drum Show, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for drum/percussion and education. Matthew has started a monthly drumming club, Palace Drum Clinic, in his home town of Redditch, which has becoming one of the leading drum events of its kind in the UK.
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