Matthew Schellhorn

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Matthew Schellhorn
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Background information
Born (1977-02-04) 4 February 1977 (age 39)
Doncaster, England
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano
Years active 1999–present
Website matthewschellhorn.com

Matthew Schellhorn (born 4 February 1977 in Yorkshire) is an English classical pianist.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Matthew Schellhorn studied at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester[1] and Girton College, University of Cambridge.[2] His teachers included David Hartigan, Maria Curcio, Ryszard Bakst, Peter Hill and with Yvonne Loriod.[3]

Performances[edit]

Matthew Schellhorn's performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3[4] and Radio France.[5]

He has given world premieres of works by Nicola LeFanu[6] and Ian Wilson.[7] His 2009 commission Homage to Haydn from composers Tim Watts, Michael Zev Gordon, Cecilia McDowall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Colin Riley, and Jeremy Thurlow was later published in Muso Magazine.[8] His 2014 disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, received positive press, with a four-star review from The Irish Times.[9]

Schellhorn is particularly known for his performances of the music of Olivier Messiaen.[10] His disc with the Soloists of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Messiaen: Chamber Works (Signum Classics SIGCD126) was an AllMusic Classical Editors' Favourite of 2008.[11]

Politics and causes[edit]

Matthew Schellhorn launched his CD Ian Wilson: Stations with a fundraising concert for Christians in the Holy Land.[12]

During 2014, he publicly campaigned against the Assisted Dying Bill tabled by Lord Falconer of Thoroton, writing for The Catholic Herald.[13] He was also later interviewed in the newspaper.[14]

Honours[edit]

Matthew Schellhorn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,[15] and in 2015 was elected a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.[16]

Publications[edit]

  • Schellhorn, Matthew (June 2007). "Les Noces and Trois petites Liturgies: Stravinsky's Influence on Messiaen". In Dingle, Christopher; Simeone, Nigel. Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp. 40–62. ISBN 978-0-7546-5297-7. 

Discography[edit]

  • Patrick Nunn: Morphosis, Red Sock Records, RSR003CD (February 2016)[17]
  • Ian Wilson: Stations, Diatribe Records, DIACD016 (April 2014)[18]
  • Mulvey: Akanos, Navona, NV5493 (February 2014)[19]
  • Outside, Nonclassical, NONCLSS013 (October 2011)[20][21]
  • Messiaen: Chamber Works, Signum Classics, SIGCD126 (July 2008)[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notable alumni". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Congregations of the Regent House on 26 and 27 June 1998". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Schellhorn". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Afternoon on 3". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Le concert de midi et demi". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "LeFanu Worklist 2014". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ian Wilson compositions". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Newsletter 2011". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ian Wilson: Stations". Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Messiaen and the freedom of birdsong". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "The AllMusic Classical Editors' Favorites of 2008". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Concert raises money for Christians in the Holy Land". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Schellhorn, Matthew. "I’m so glad I didn’t have to discuss the Assisted Dying Bill with my terminally ill mother". The Catholic Herald. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Sometimes it is necessary to speak out". The Catholic Herald. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Matthew Schellhorn elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts". Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Matthew Schellhorn elected to Worshipful Company of Musicians". Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Morphosis". Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Stations". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Mulvey: AKANOS". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Outside". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Outside". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Messiaen: Chamber Works". Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Chamber works". Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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