Matthew Lloyd-Wilson

Matthew conducted in his first public concert at the age of 13. Since then, he has taken every opportunity to learn, perform and work with talented musicians. Matthew has now been studying conducting with the postgraduate professor at the Royal College of Music, Peter Stark for 10 years.

Matthew Lloyd-Wilson was born in 1999. He enjoyed an exciting early career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey singing for TV and radio broadcasts of numerous state occasions, the Royal Wedding, and several recordings for Chandos. He sang for the Pope in St. Peter’s, Rome, toured Moscow and made his BBC Proms début as a treble soloist in Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied with the BBC Symphony orchestra and chorus. A three-part T.V. documentary on the life of Westminster Abbey featured Matthew as a soloist, singing the lower treble part in Allegri’s Miserere. He also appeared on Prince Charles’ documentary tribute to Hubert Parry. Notable dignitaries who have attended performances include: the late Queen Elizabeth II, HRH King Charles III, Pope Benedict XVI, Barrack Obama, and the 14th Dalai Lama.

During his degree, Matthew was appointed the conductor of the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted the University of Surrey String Orchestra, and founded the English Chamber Virtuosi. He has also invested time into developing the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra into an organisation that provides practical music education which bridges the gap between county youth orchestras and professional orchestras.

Since graduating, Matthew has built strong relationships with Surrey County Youth Orchestra, Kingston Philharmonia, Winchester Symphony Orchestra, Instant Opera, Guildford Opera, Rose Opera, and Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. Recent successes have included guest appearances with the Winchester Chamber orchestra, South London Concert Band, Guildford Opera and the appointment as the principal conductor of the Claud Powell Chamber Orchestra.

We are incredibly excited to welcome Matthew to SUSO and look forward to the amazing repertoire we will be able to perform with him.

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