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Matthew Brett

Student: Royal Academy of Music, London

Matthew grew up in Sandbach, Cheshire, and now lives in London, where he is a third
year undergraduate scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music.

Orchestrally, he gained experience as Principal Percussionist of the Hallé Youth Orchestra,
as well as being a member of the National Youth Orchestra from 2016-2019 and its Principal
Percussionist from 2017-19. He is a Timpanist and Percussionist with the 2021 Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra, and also enjoys professional freelance work across the United Kingdom.

Solo percussion also comprises part of Matthew’s career, having been the Percussion
Winner for BBC Young Musician 2018, as well as a Finalist in the 2020 Arts Club Sir Karl
Jenkins Music Award in association with Classic FM.

Matthew Brett

Student: Royal Academy of Music, London

Matthew grew up in Sandbach, Cheshire, and now lives in London, where he is a third year undergraduate scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music.

Orchestrally, he gained experience as Principal Percussionist of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, as well as being a member of the National Youth Orchestra from 2016-2019 and its Principal Percussionist from 2017-19. He is a Timpanist and Percussionist with the 2021 Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra, and also enjoys professional freelance work across the United Kingdom.

Solo percussion also comprises part of Matthew’s career, having been the Percussion Winner for BBC Young Musician 2018, as well as a Finalist in the 2020 Arts Club Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award in association with Classic FM.