Matthew Kaner is a composer based in London whose works are performed and broadcast widely in the UK and abroad.
News and Upcoming Events
Debut Album Release
Matthew’s debut album (5* The Scotsman) is out now on Delphian Records, featuring Guy Johnston, Mark Simpson, Benjamin Baker, Daniel Lebhardt and the Goldfield Ensemble. Visit this link to purchase or stream your copy.
The recording is supported by the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund in partnership with Jerwood Arts, alongside support from the RVW Trust, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trusts and several generous individual donors.
Pearl – World Premiere at BBC Proms 2022
The world premiere of Matthew’s new work Pearl for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and solo baritone took place on 10 August at this year’s Proms, with Roderick Williams in the solo role, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.
Reviewed as “mystical… effective and engaging…gently glittering” and “spine-tingling” by the Guardian (4*) and praised for its “orchestral imagination and poetic word-setting… a fascinating response to this transcendental text” (Bachtrack 4*), the piece sets excerpts from the beautiful medieval poem Pearl, in a modern translation by poet laureate Simon Armitage.