Matthew Schellhorn performs 10 new works


Ten by Ten: Ten piano pieces by ten composers

Full programme:
Giles Swayne Canto
Torsten Herman Prometheus Tanz UK PREMIERE
Geoffrey Álvarez Toccata Wagogo and Fuga Errato WORLD PREMIERE
Massimo Lauricella Nuances UK PREMIERE
Edwin Roxburgh Prelude and Toccata
Molly Kien Symmetrical Swans WORLD PREMIERE
Richard Stoker Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 26
Colin Riley as the tender twilight covers
Joao Oliviero Pirâmides de Cristal UK PREMIERE
Roger Briggs Jitterbug UK PREMIERE

Admission £6 / Concessions £4

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Maria Curcio Remembered

Matthew Schellhorn recalls his teacher, the extraordinary pedagogue Maria Curcio.

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Planning the music of Holy Week

Matthew Schellhorn writes about his work planning for Holy Week with vocal ensemble Cantus Magnus.

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Matthew Schellhorn clothed as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Matthew Schellhorn has been clothed as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.


During an historic ceremony on 5th April 2017 at Mercers’ Hall in the City of London, Matthew Schellhorn was clothed with the Livery of the Company by the Clerk, Hugh Lloyd, after which the Master, Alderman Sir Roger Gifford, invested Matthew with the Badge of the Company and extended the customary "right hand of fellowship". Matthew was then formally presented to the
Senior Warden, Lady Brewer OBE, and the Junior Warden, Michael Lewin, and then the remaining members of the Court of Assistants.

With its roots in an ancient mediaeval craft guild in the City of London, the Musicians' Company is the only Livery Company devoted specifically to the performing arts and is committed to rewarding excellence in many areas of music; for example, in composition, singing, instrumental music, jazz, brass bands, popular music and in the Services. Honorary Freemen include HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duchess of Kent, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Dame Cleo Laine, Dame Janet Baker and Dame Gillian Weir.


Matthew Schellhorn signs International Declaration on Sacred Music

Matthew Schellhorn is one of the signatories to a high-profile declaration on the intrinsic value of Sacred Music.

This declaration, signed by over 200 musicians, pastors, and scholars from around the world and published in six languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German), argues for the continued relevance and importance of traditional sacred music and critiques the numerous serious deviations from it that have plagued the Catholic Church for the past half-century.

Other signatories include Sir James MacMillan C.B.E. (composer and conductor), Peter Phillips (Founder and Director of the Tallis Scholars), Colin Mawby, K.S.G. (Liturgical Composer and Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral 1961–1977) and Dr. Joseph Shaw (Senior Research Fellow, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford University, and Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England & Wales).

Read the full text of the International Declaration here.