British clarinettist Matthew Scott graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with BMus(Hons) First Class in 2013, followed by an MA with Distinction and DipRAM in 2015, generously supported by scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and The Greenbank Scholarship.
Matthew works regularly with duo partners Daniel King Smith and Christine Zerafa and is delighted to be a Selected Artist as 'Matthew Scott and Friends' for Making Music. He is a former Artist for both The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and the 2014-16 Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, also a Park Lane Group Young Artist with duo partner Christine Zerafa. He was Wind Finalist in the Royal Overseas League 63rd Annual Music Competition, 34th and 35th Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition's and won Wind Category 1st Prize in the 2014 Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition. In 2015 he was invited onto the London Sinfonietta Academy and Britten-Pears Young Artists Platform. Matthew has performed at major London venues including Eaton Square, Kings Place, LSO St. Lukes, St. George's Hannover Square, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall. He appears on the RAM Soloists Ensemble's critically acclaimed CD of Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 under Trevor Pinnock and also on the Aldeburgh Strings and Winds CD of Strauss masterpieces under Nicholas Daniel (both on Linn Records). Matthew has performed concertos with orchestras including the London Festival Sinfonia, Southern Pro Musica, Petersfield Orchestra and Oxford Sinfonia, he also works as a freelance orchestral musician.
Matthew is founding member of Ensemble Mirage, a dynamic flexi-ensemble based in London, UK. Originally called Trio Mirage (Cl/Vln/Pn), the ensemble won the Harold Craxton Prize and a Chamber Music Fellowship at RAM, before evolving into the current flexi-ensemble; enabling the exploration and programming of the whole range of Clarinet-String-Piano chamber music. Other collaborations include the Delmege and Fitzroy Quartets, contemporary ensemble Khymerikal and contemporary collective NonClassical. He made his St. Martin-in-the-Fields solo recital debut in January 2015, followed by a second concert in October 2015, and regularly performs solo and chamber recitals for music societies and festivals throughout the UK. Ensemble Mirage were 2016/17 St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists.