Shaun Matthew

A musician who strives for all members of the public to find something in all forms of classical music; tuba player, conductor and animateur, Shaun Matthew was awarded the Mortimer Fruber Prize for conducting contemporary music and has conducted some of the UK’s finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, Chineke! Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

He has been Musical Director of the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra since 2005, where he has championed and premièred William Grant Still’s 1st & 2nd symphonies and works by Andrzej Panufnik, whilst working with some of the world’s most prominent concerto musicians, such as Jamie Walton, Ian Bousfield, Richard Harwood, Ian Belton (Brodsky Quartet) and Jess Gillam.

His versatility and superlative passion for musical excellence also extends to his education and arts advocacy work; he has staged multi- media events incorporating live painting and orchestral performance, whilst also curating classical music outreach concerts for school-aged children across Yorkshire. He is currently Professor of Tuba at the University of York.