• Matthew Ketteringham

    Matthew Kitteringham is a bassoonist from the Wirral, currently studying with Robin O’Neill as a fourth year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music. He is recipient of the Bundy Award and Arthur Lyons Scholarship, and in his second year he won the Florence Woodbridge prize for bassoon playing.

    Matthew has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as performing regularly as principal bassoonist with the Academy Symphony Orchestra under the batons of conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, John Wilson, Semyon Bychkov, Trevor Pinnock and Edward Gardner. He has also performed twice with Academy’s Manson Ensemble alongside the London Sinfonietta.

    In 2016, Matthew performed Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in C Major (RV 473) in Adria, Italy, with a chamber orchestra from the Conservatorio “Antonio Buzzolla”, and subsequently returned to Italy in 2017, performing Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in A Minor (RV 498) in Cesena and Ferrara in collaboration with Cesena’s Conservatorio “Bruno Maderna”.

    Matthew is also a keen chamber musician and in 2018 he performed at the Wigmore Hall in a side-by-side project with the Nash Ensemble. He is a founding member of Aurelia Winds, who won the 2017 Nicholas Blake Prize for woodwind chamber music.

    In 2019, Matthew intends to enrol at the Royal Academy of Music for a Postgraduate degree on a full scholarship.