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

July 15, 2022
Welcome 2022

I am very glad to be getting back into regular working conditions after all the worrisome Covid lockdowns. It’s great to see fuller audiences, as confidence levels grow, at home and abroad. I had a very busy Easter 2022, with Passions, Cantatas, Apollo e Dafne, Haydn’s Creation and Seasons, Brahm’s Requiem and even a cheeky […]

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January 6, 2022
Now Normality is Here

Thanks to my agents at Rayfield Allied, Nicholas Maw, Katie Smart, Ben Rayfield and now Nicki Wenham. They have kept positive throughout this difficult period, and I am thankful for that. Please keep a look out for another recording that was released recently. It was a wonderful programme with the King’s Consort of Birthday Odes […]

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November 1, 2021
New Recording of Bach Cantatas

As I type, I am thrilled to be able to tell you that my new recording of Bach Cantatas with Linn Records is number one in the specialist classical music charts! It features Cantata 82, Ich habe Genug. It was recorded during lockdown with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt. Feel free to buy a […]

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