Described as a pianist of “searching intelligence and magnificent technique”, British musician Matthew Schellhorn has a distinctive profile displaying consistent artistic integrity and a commitment to bringing new music to a wider audience.
A leading performer for over twenty years, Matthew Schellhorn regularly appears at major venues and festivals throughout the UK and has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums. A prominent performer of new music, Matthew has given over a hundred premieres and has commissioned many solo and chamber works. In 2014, Diatribe Records released Matthew Schellhorn’s first solo album, Ian Wilson: Stations (Diatribe Records DIACD016), a world premiere recording featured on RTÉ lyric fm as one of the ‘great cycles of 21st-century piano music’. His commission from Colin Riley, As the Tender Twilight Covers, was released on NMC in 2017 (NMC Recordings NMC D241). He is also the dedicatee of several works, including Ian Wilson’s piano concerto Flags and Emblems, of which he gave the world premiere with the Ulster Orchestra broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Current recording projects include a disc of previously unpublished solo piano works by Herbert Howells, released on 10 July 2020 by Naxos.