Matthew studied at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag.

Matthew Truscott is a versatile violinist who shares his time between period instrument music and ‘modern’ performance, appearing with some of the finest musicians in both fields. He is concertmaster of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and one of the leaders of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

In these roles he has directed orchestral performances from the violin in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and at the Royal Festival Hall and BBC Proms in London. In 2021 he was appointed leader of the Dunedin Consort.

As a guest leader he has appeared with ACO Collective, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Dutch National Opera and The English Concert.

Previously a member of the Dante and Quince Quartets, his chamber music collaborations have included projects with Trevor Pinnock, Jonathan Manson, Emmanuel Pahud and most recently Leif Ove Andsnes.