MATTHEW KNEALE

"Rock-god of the bassoon"
   —Matthew Hindson

Thursday 20 February 2020
1.30 PM

MELBOURNE
Laverton

MUSICA VIVA
Lykke, Coleman, Ravel, Nielsen, Clarke
with Arcadia Winds

Sunday 23 February 2020
2.30 PM

MELBOURNE
MRC

3MBS MARATHON
with Arcadia Winds

Thursday 27 February 2020
6:00 PM

MELBOURNE
MRC

ARCADIA WINDS
Berio, Brophy, Nielsen, Tüur
with Arcadia Winds

Saturday 29 February 2020
12:00 PM

BRUNSWICK
TR

MATTHEW KNEALE & FRIENDS
Bach, Beethoven, Fiala
with MK & Friends

1 March - 16 March 2020

HONG KONG
Various

MUSICA VIVA IN SCHOOLS
Lykke, Coleman, Ravel, Nielsen, Neal
with Arcadia Winds

18 March - 19 March 2020

CANBERRA
Llewellyn Hall

CSO
Beethoven, Saint Säens
with CSO

Friday 20 March 2020
2.45 PM

MELBOURNE
Canberwell Grammar School

MATTHEW KNEALE
with Matthew Kneale

Sunday 29 March 2020
Time TBA

MELBOURNE
St Stephen's Church

ENSEMBLE FRANÇAIX: AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS' CONCERT
Repertoire TBA
with Ensemble Françaix

Thursday 2 April 2020
7.30 PM

ARMIDALE
NECOM

ARCADIA WINDS
Bach, Barber, Medaglia, Taffanel
with AW

Sunday 12 April 2020
2.30 PM

SOUTH MELBOURNE
Town Hall

TOP
Mahler
with TOP

Sunday 19 April 2020
2.30 PM

MELBOURNE
MRC

MCO
Beethoven, Schubert
with MCO

Sunday 26 April 2020
2:30 PM

MOUNT MACEDON
Macedon Music

ENSEMBLE FRANÇAIX: MACEDON MUSIC SERIES
Repertoire TBA
with Ensemble Françaix

Sunday 3 May 2020
2.30 PM

BRUNSWICK
Tempo Rubato

EF
Beethoven, Poulenc
with EF

Tuesday 12 May 2020
11:00 AM

MELBOURNE
MRC

MUSICA VIVA
Barber, Taffanel, Grainger, Medaglia
with AW

20 May - 21 May 2020

CANBERRA
Llewellyn Hall

CSO
Beethoven, Weber

Saturday 30 May 2020
1:00 PM

CASTLEMAINE
Town Hall

EF
TBA

Sunday 31 May 2020
2.30PM

ALBERT PARK
St Silas Church

EF
TBA
with EF

9 June - 1 July 2020

WA
Kimberlies, Perth, Margaret River, Pemberton, Albany

MVIS
Lykke, Neal, Nieslen, Ravel, Coleman
with AW

Sunday 2 August 2020
2.30 PM

BRUNSWICK
Tempo Rubato

THE HARP OF AEOLUS
De Jager, Wong, Chopin, Greenbaum
with EF and Friends

23 August 2020

CLAYTON
Robert Blackwood Hall

MONASH ACADEMY ORCHESTRA 2
Beethoven

28 August 2020

DUBBO
Macqurie Conservatorium

ARCADIA WINDS
TBA
with AW

10 September - 13 September 2020

ORANGE & KANGAROO VALLEY TOUR
-

ARCADIA WINDS CONCERTS AND MASTERCLASSES
with AW

17 September - 20 September 2020

GOULBURN
Hume Conservatorium

ENSEMBLE FRANÇAIX: MASTERCLASS & CONCERT
Repertoire TBA
with Ensemble Françaix

27 September 2020

BRUNSWICK
Tempo Rubato

EF
Borodin, Prokofiev, Ravel, Mussorgsky
with EF

Tuesday 6 October 2020
6:00 PM

MELBOURNE
MRC

AW
Vasks, Eötvös, The Beatles, Mantovani
with AW

11 October 2020

CLAYTON
Monash University

MAO 3
Bernstein
with MAO

19 October - 6 November 2020

SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST, COFFS HARBOUR

MUSICA VIVA IN SCHOOL TOUR
with AW

10 December - 12 December 2020

MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, NEWSCASTLE
MRC, SOH

SUMMER WINDS III
Spohr, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov
with Omega Ensemble

Biography

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a new star…who wields his instrument with virtuosic skill and with moves you usually associate with a rock guitarist”, Matthew Kneale is one of Australia’s leading lights on the bassoon.

He was the first ever bassoonist to be awarded the prestigious Freedman Classical Fellowship. Matthew used this award in late 2019 to embark on an international concert tour that aimed to shatter preconceived notions by presenting the bassoon as a brilliant solo and chamber entity in its own right, with a strong emphasis on music by Australia’s leading young composers.

Matthew is a founding member of Arcadia Winds, Australia’s leading young wind ensemble, and Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians. With Arcadia Winds Matthew appears as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals and venues around the Australia. Recent highlights have included performances at the Perth International Arts Festival with the Australian String Quartet; at the Musica Viva Festival with piano virtuoso Lambert Orkis; and at the UKARIA Cultural Centre with woodwind masters Ole Kristian Dahl and Thorsten Johanns. Matthew also performs as a casual musician with many of Australia’s leading orchestras, including the Melbourne and Darwin Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Passionate about inspiring future generations to play the bassoon, Matthew regularly performs at schools around the country through Arcadia Winds’ Musica Viva in Schools show the Air I Breathe, and teaches at music courses including the Melbourne Youth Orchestra Summer School, and the South Coast Music Camp in Bega.

Matthew’s love of music began in his home town of Frankston, Victoria, where he played piano, French horn and bassoon. Finally settling on the latter, Matthew studied a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts from 2007-09, before relocating to Queensland in 2010 in order to complete his fourth year Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2011 Matthew came back to Melbourne to commence studies at the Australian National Academy of Music, which he completed in 2013. An enthusiastic international traveller, Matthew’s music has taken him all over the world. He has toured China thrice with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and once with Arcadia Winds, performed all across Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and in Russia with the Melbourne Conservatorium Orchestra, and attended summer schools in Norway, the Netherlands and Manchester, England.

Listen

Jean Françaix - Trio

Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano

Francis Poulenc - Trio

Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano

Samuel Barber - Quintet

Summer Music for Wind Quintet

Medaglia - Quintet

Suite Popular Brazileira: Seresta

Carl Maria von Weber - Trio

Andante & Hungarian Rondo

Alexandre Tansman - Trio

Sonatine

Eugene Bordeau - Trio

Premiere solo

Contact Matthew

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