Matthew Hunt

Instruments: Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras | Clarinet | Wind

One of Britain’s leading clarinettists, Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and his ability to communicate with audiences. He holds the position of solo clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and is a member of the Sheffield based chamber group Ensemble 360. A very keen chamber musician, he appears regularly with Meta4, the Chiurascuro and Elias quartets, Thomas Adès, Pekka Kuusisto, Emily Beynon, Nicholas Altstaedt, Alina Ibragimova, and La Bande de La Loingtaine. He has also appeared as a guest of the Berlin Philharmonic as a soloist in their series at the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusik Saal.

Matthew’s plans for this season include appearances at festivals including Lockenhaus (Austria), Kaposvar (Hungary), Kuhmo (Finland) and Charlottesville (United States), and concerto appearances with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Paavo Jarvi, and with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Ingolstadt. As an orchestral musician, Matt a regular guest principal with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and has appeared as a guest principal with the Concertgebouw and BBC Symphony Orchestras and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

2022 Festival Performances include:
Ligeti 6 Bagatelles with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Francaix Wind Quartet with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Nielsen Wind Quintet Op.43 with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Kalevi Aho Wind Quintet 2 with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Thuille Piano and Winds Sextet with Orsino Wind Ensemble and Alasdair Beatson
Roxanna Panufnik Clarinet Quintet with Signum Quartet
Barber Summer Music with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Francaix Wind Quintet No.2 with Orsino Wind Ensemble
Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds with Orsino Wind Ensemble and Alasdair Beatson

Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation