Matthew Brook is known for his honest and open portrayal of characters whether on the opera or concert stage. He leapt to fame with his 2007 Gramophone Award-winning recording of Handel’s Messiah with the Dunedin Consort, followed by equally critically acclaimed recordings of Acis and Galatea and St Matthew Passion. He has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America and the Far East, and has worked with many of the world's leading conductors. He has developed a world-wide reputation for his interpretation of the music of J.S Bach and George Frederic Handel but his musical tastes stretch far beyond this, often performing new commissions.

Other concert repertoire he performs regularly include pieces such as Beethoven Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ, Brahms’ Requiem, Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Haydn Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, Mendelssohn Elijah, Tippett A Child of Our Time and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.

Matthew has enjoyed long collaborations with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Harry Bicket, Bernhard Labadie, Christophe Rousset, John Nelson, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, John Butt, Harry Christophers, Paul McCreesh and the late Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington and Richard Hickox. He has also collaborated with Richard Tognetti, Sir Mark Elder, Emmanuelle Haïm, Laurence Equilbey, Maxim Emelyanchev, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Christian Curnyn.

Latest News From Matthew

June 25, 2024
Summer 2024

I’m in the middle of a run of appearances with Grange Park Opera.  We are performing Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.  It’s a comedy, and the audiences are really lapping up this production, directed by Stephen Medcalf. Sir Bryn Terfel is in the title role and I play the posh old Simone, trying to get his hands […]

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March 5, 2024
Spring 2024

Photo by Jenny Callan. Drogheda Classical Music. Irish Baroque Orchestra. Welcome to my website, Spring is well and truly here and I am already into the Passion Season having just returned from Ireland where I sang in two lovely performances of the Bach St Matthew Passion with Peter Whelan and his Irish Baroque Orchestra. I […]

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March 4, 2024
Netherlands Bach Society

It’s hard to believe this lovely film, Bach - Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 - Van Veldhoven, that we did a few years back now has had over 3.2 Million views! The power of the internet! So grateful for the Allofbach project. We are still planning to film more.

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Thanks to  Gerard Collett , Jess Shurte and Marc Brenner (Grange Park Festival) for permission to use their photos.