Matthew Gee

BMus, PGdip, ARAM

Brass - Trombone

Principal Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Concerto soloist including several UK premieres such as Oliver Rudland’s ‘The Conquests of Zeus’

Matthew Gee is making a name for himself as one of the freshest and most imaginative performers on the current scene.  He maintains a strong desire to relinquish trombone playing from its stereotype and illuminate the wider public as to the beauty and terror of this misunderstood instrument.

Matthew is Principal Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the Aurora Orchestra.  He has played with some of the finest orchestras and chamber ensembles in the world, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded and appeared in film and television scores, and worked with some of the greatest conductors of this generation.

After studying Music at King’s College London and the Royal College of Music, Matthew took up the position of Principal Trombone with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.  Since then he has held principal trombone positions with the Orquesta Filharmónica de Santiago in Chile and the Orchestra of Opera North, before starting with the RPO in January 2010.

As a soloist and chamber musician Matthew has performed internationally in some of the world’s most famous venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room.  He has had a number of works written for him including ‘The Conquests of Zeus’ by Oliver Rudland and ‘Circus Games’ by Rob Keeley, and gave the UK premiere of Kurt Schwertsik’s ‘Trombone Concerto’ at St John’s Smith Square.  Recent performances include the UK première of Elliott Carter’s ‘Retracing V’ at Kings Place, in which he ‘guided it with just the right degree of cool vibrato’ (arts desk), and Iannis Xenakis’s ‘Keren’ in the Arcomis International Brass Festival.  Concerto performances include works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Buxton Orr, Derek Bourgeois, Ferdinand David, Johann Albrechtsberger and earlier this year, Luciano Berio’s demanding concerto ‘Solo’ in the beautiful Konzerthaus in Bern.

Matthew is also Chairman of the British Trombone Society, taking an active part in promoting the trombone, developing its repertoire and bringing it to new audiences. 

Twitter

@Geetrombone

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9lciIXCOBSC5huVxxZnJ4g

Website

www.matthewgee.info

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@Geetrombone • Oct 15
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@Geetrombone • Oct 01
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