Matthew Kaner

Matthew Kaner is a composer currently living and working in London.

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LSO Panufnik Workshop 2013
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Latest News and Upcoming Performances

Hansel and Gretel: A Nightmare in Eight Scenes Tour - Following the sold-out premiere at Cheltenham Festival and praise in the Guardian (4* full review here), this exciting re-imagining of the famous tale continues to tour throughout 2018.

"Armitage took his cue from the darkly imaginative illustrations by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, who has now translated those original visions into a puppet show with new music by Matthew Kaner. In this premiere performance at the Cheltenham festival, staged by Goldfield Productions, what appeared at first to be a slight, small-scale affair in the end resonated altogether more deeply."

Upcoming venues include Jack Lyons Concert Hall in York, the Barbican Centre and Canterbury Festival. Visit the diary for the full list of dates and booking details. Created in collaboration with renowned poet Simon Armitage and artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins the work is scored for narrator-singer Adey Grummet and the Goldfield Ensemble, featured alongside live puppets, animation and shadow-puppetry.

Glints in the Water - Performance by Trio Isimsiz at Roman River Festival alongside works by Henze, Shostakovich and Schubert, on 26 September 2018. Details and booking information here.

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