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BIOGRAPHY

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Hailing from Hockley, Essex, Matthew Elderton-Lewis (b. 2001) is a contemporary classical composer whose infectiously passionate personality and musical talent is continuing to emerge onto the contemporary classical and multimedia stage. With his style being described as both idiosyncratic and memorably melodic, Matthew started to gain recognition for his work after being awarded the ‘MMus Prize for Outstanding Achievement’ for his postgraduate degree.

As a concert composer, he has been composer-in-residence for Royal Holloway Picture Gallery, commissioned by Carla Rees for PLAY! Festival 2023 and Belle Quartet and has received a number of performances and workshops by the likes of Ligeti Quartet, Phacelia Ensemble, Riot Ensemble, Chroma Ensemble, LCM Big Band and Royal Holloway Chapel Choir. As a media composer, Matthew has enjoyed a busy work schedule working on several adverts, scoring competitions, trailers and short films. Most recently he has completed contributing music to Paul G Raymond’s The Suicide (2025).  

 

Alongside being a composer, he is also a successful conductor, leading ensembles such as LCM Camerata, members of Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra and Triple H Community Choir in both performative and collaborative projects through traditional, contemporary and archived repertoire. Matthew’s conducting prowess extends to conducting records with him conducting Abbey Road Studios. Most recently, he was appointed as conductor for the Everest 1922: Audio-visual Perspectives conference where his involvement saw him conduct recently rediscovered music composed by an explorer upon their return from the first filmed expedition to Mt Everest.

In 2023, Matthew completed a Master of Music (with distinction) under the tuition of Christian Mason and Nathan James Dearden as well as Samantha Fernando and Tonia Ko and was supported by Headley Trust Scholarship. In 2022, he graduated from London College of Music, University of West London with a Bachelor of Music Composition (with first-class honours) under the tuition of Francis Pott, Simone Spagnolo and David Osbon. He also completed a LLCM Licentiate Conducting Diploma (with merit) under the tuition of Dwight Pile-Gray and Simon Rigby.

Matthew continues to seek for both compositional and conducting opportunities and is welcome to any enquires via the CONTACT page.

9 May 2024

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