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16/10 - Matt Glendening (clarinet) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

  • St James's Church Piccadilly 197 Picadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LL (map)

Matt Glendening clarinet

Kumi Matsuo piano

Geeta Nazareth violin









Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48

i)               Allegro con fuoco

ii)              Andante con moto

iii)              Rondo, Allegro


Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132

i)               Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell

ii)              Lebhaft, und sehr markirt

iii)             Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck

iv)             Lebhaft, sehr markirt


Malá Suita

i)               Allegro con brio

ii)              Andante rapsodico

iii)             Allegro

Matt Glendening studies clarinet with Timothy Lines and Barnaby Robson at the Royal College of Music as Chairman’s Scholar and Royal College of Music Foundation Scholar. Previously he studied at the RCM Junior Department, winning many prizes. Matt was principal clarinettist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 2016 having been a member for 4 years, performing concerts in many prestigious venues including their annual BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, and recoding for Chandos. Nominated by NYO, he received the Musicians’ Company Bulgin Medal for his outstanding contribution. He is currently joint principal clarinettist of the University of London Symphony Orchestra, and was awarded a place in the 2017 Britten-Pears Orchestra. In 2015 he won a place on the London Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Academy, and became Nottingham Young Musician of the Year. He won the 2016 Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain’s Young Clarinettist Competition and was finalist in the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Instrumentalist Competition. As soloist he has performed concerti by Mozart, Copland, Spohr and Bassi. Recital venues include Southwell State Chamber, the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room. For the past 3 years Matt has performed with the Young Virtuosi Festival in France.

Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. In 2007 she moved to London for her further study at the Royal College of Music (RCM) where she gained an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in Performance. Her studies were generously supported by the Charles Napper Award, the Russell Gander Award and the Rohm Music Foundation. Kumi recently completed the Anthony Saltmarsh Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the RCM.

Violist and violinist Geeta Nazareth is currently obtaining her BMus in viola at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is a RCM Foundation Scholar and Soirée d'Or Scholar. After spending her early years studying at various institutions across Europe and America, including the Konservatorium für Musik in Vienna and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Geeta is proud to be a founding member of the Arcus Quartet in London with which she made her Wigmore Hall debut in March 2017.