Mr Matthew Manchester

Casual Lecturer in Historical Performance

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Originally from Orange, NSW, Matthew Manchester holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) with Honors and a Master of Music (Performance). He is a specialistearly wind and brass player, focussing on the cornetto and the baroque trumpet.Living in London from 2008-2012, Matthew performed with numerous early music ensembles, including the Gabrieli Consort, His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, London Early Opera, Little Baroque Company, Manchester Baroque, Charivari Agreable, Oxford Baroque, and the Brandenburg Sinfonia.Whilst in the UK Matthew also trained as an instrument builder, making cornetts for Christopher Monk Instruments.

Matthew returned to Australia to perform, teach and promote the cornetto and baroque trumpet. He performs regularly as principal cornetto and guest principal trumpet of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and with numerous other Australian baroque ensembles. Matthew performs regularly in duet with his wife, soprano Anna Sandström, with whom he formed Camerata Antica in 2010. The group has since gone on to perform throughout the UK, Europe and Australia and released their debut CD ‘O Jesu mi dulcissime’ on Dal Segno records in 2011. ( Matthew is an experienced choral, orchestral and band conductor, and is currently director of bands and instrumental music at Fort Street High School. He is also reading for a PhD in historical performance practice, and maintains a busy performing schedule.

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