A musician who strives for all members of the public to find something in all forms of classical music, tuba player; musical animateur, and conductor Shaun Matthew has conducted with some of the UK’s finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, whilst also receiving awards in the form of the Mortimer Fruber Prize for conducting contemporary music.

He has been the musical director of the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra since 2005, where he has championed and premièred William Grant Still’s 1st & 2nd symphonies and works by Andrzej Panufnik, whilst working with some of the world’s most prominent concert musicians, such as Jamie Walton, Ian Bousfield, Richard Harwood, Ian Belton (Brodsky Quartet). His versatility and superlative passion for musical excellence also extends to his education and arts advocacy work.

He is currently Professor of Tuba at the University of York; and has staged multimedia events incorporating live painting and orchestral performance, whilst also curating classical music outreach concerts for school-aged children across Yorkshire.

Shaun has recently made his professional debut with the Chineke! Orchestra in Rotterdam, with further concert engagements already booked!







Shaun Matthew
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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is a Registered Charity: Charity Number 1125060.
Concert Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ