Matthew Truscott

Historical Performance - Violin

Orchestral leader with groups such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Florilegium

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; now returns as a Baroque violin teacher and strings coach

Matthew studied at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, and now pursues a busy freelance career combining modern instrument playing with gut strings and period performance. Very active as a chamber musician and soloist, he was for four years a member of the Dante Quartet, with whom he appeared at the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath and Kuhmo (Finland) festivals as well as performing regularly on BBC Radio 3 and at London's Wigmore Hall. He has recently joined the Quince Quartet, which is an exciting new development.

Matthew is increasingly in demand as an orchestral leader and plays principal violin in a number of international ensembles, including The King's Consort, Florilegium, St James' Baroque and the Classical Opera Company. He is a leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and was a guest principal at the English National Opera in their production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.

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