Biography


Matthew Sergeant (b.1984) is a composer whose music is currently exploring ideas surrounding identity and materiality, space and place. His work is frequently performed internationally, both throughout the Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia, and Australasia. Matthew’s music has been commissioned and/or performed by internationally acclaimed ensembles including, the London Symphony Orchestra (UK), the BBC Concert Orchestra (UK), the BBC Singers (UK), CEPROMusic (Mexico), The House of Bedlam (UK), BCMG (UK), Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), ELISION Ensemble (Australia), ensemble 10/10 (UK), ensemble plus-minus (UK), EXAUDI (UK) and the Nieuw Ensemble (Netherlands) as well numerous ongoing creative partnerships with emerging and established soloists, including Daryl Buckley (electric guitars), Diego Castro Magaš (guitars), Joshua Hyde (saxes), Emma Lloyd (violins), Melinda Maxwell (oboe) and Tristram Williams (trumpets). Matthew’s work has featured at major international festivals, including the BMIC Cutting Edge Series (London, UK), Festival Musica (France), hcmf// (UK) Sirga Festival (Spain) and Sydney International Festival (Australia). Matthew studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with David Horne before reading for his PhD at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield, supervised by Bryn Harrison and Liza Lim. Having previously lectured at the RNCM and the University of Huddersfield, as of April 2017 Matthew is Senior Lecturer in Composition at Bath Spa University. Matthew is currently based in Bath, UK, although is elsewhere as much as anywhere else.

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