Matthew Schellhorn writes for The Sampler blog

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Matthew Schellhorn has written a new article for Sound and Music's The Sampler blog.

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Writing on secularism and the composer/listener relationship in religious music, Matthew Schellhorn discusses Ian Wilson's Stations ahead of its forthcoming release on CD.

Read the full article here

Four-star review in The Irish Times

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Matthew Schellhorn's new disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, has received a four-star review in The Irish Times.

The Irish Times

Describing the work as "more contemplative than pictorial", Michael Dervan wrote that "Matthew Schellhorn plays with a control that matches the determination and focus of the work as a whole".

Read the full review here

CD launch tour

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From April to July 2014 Matthew Schellhorn will perform Ian Wilson's Stations during a nine-date tour of the UK and Ireland.

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Tuesday 8th April 2014 at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, is the first date of this tour and will see the launch of the album. His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham will be present at this concert, at which there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Holy Land. If you would like to attend this concert please send an email via the Contact page.

Coming soon: new solo disc

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Matthew Schellhorn releases his first solo album in April 2014, performing Ian Wilson's monumental solo piano masterpiece, Stations.

Written between 2006 and 2007, Stations is a fourteen-movement work for solo piano inspired by the Catholic devotion of the Stations of the Cross – a narrative in fourteen scenes that relates to the events leading from Christ’s condemnation by Pilate to his burial in the tomb.



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World Premiere of Nicola LeFanu's Eight Studies

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This weekend, Matthew Schellhorn will give the world premiere of a new commission by Nicola LeFanu.

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LeFanu's Eight Studies were commissioned by Matthew in 2012 and a selection was performed in the Walled City Music Festival last year. This weekend's concert will see the first complete performance of the set.

The recital is hosted by the recently founded Piano Study Centre of Professional & Higher Education at Goldsmiths.

Full concert details:

Date and time: Saturday 14 December at 16:30.

Venue: Room 167, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Entrance is free.

Programme:

JENNIFER WALSHE (b. 1974)
becher (2008)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Sonata in D major, K. 311/284c
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andantino con espressione
3. Rondeau: Allegro

NICOLA LEFANU (b. 1947)
Eight Studies (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

INTERVAL

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Sonata in A major, Hob. XVI:26
1. Allegro moderato
2. Menuet al rovescio – Trio – Menuet da capo
3. Finale: Presto

TIM WATTS (b. 1979)
Odd Sympathies

COLIN RILEY (b. 1963)
weave

CECILIA MCDOWALL (b. 1951)
Haydn Seek

CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD (b. 1980)
Stolen Rhythm

MICHAEL ZEV GORDON (b. 1963)
Innocente

JEREMY THURLOW (b. 1967)
Butterfly

JOSEPH HAYDN
Andante con variazioni, Hob. XVII:6