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Our Leader - Matthew Taylor

Matthew was born in Somerset and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni. After graduation he joined Yfrah Neaman's advanced solo studies class at the Guildhall school of Music and shortly after completion of this course became a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.


He left the orchestra two years later to continue final studies under the tutelage of the French virtuoso Maurice Hasson, during which time he continued as a freelance player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. Following this he left London to become the violinist in the Pump Room Trio in Bath and continued to work as a freelance orchestral violinist and soloist.

In 1992 Matthew lived in Mexico where he taught violin students at the university of Michoacan and performed the Brahms concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Morelia.

Since then he has performed with orchestras many of the major violin concertos and his playing of the Mendelssohn violin concerto was described by music critic Tim Bullamore as “a performance of beauty and inspiration”.

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