Matthew Kaner





21 January 2022 / 19:45

Stapleford Granary

Five Highland Scenes

Movements iii. (Snowbells) and v. (Fireside Tale) of Matthew's Five Highland Scenes will be performed by Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt, alongside works by Debussy, Augusta Reed-Thomas and Elgar. Tickets available here.

11 December 2021 / 19:45

Stapleford Granary

At Night

World premiere of a new work in three movements for clarinet quintet, commissioned by the Goldfield Ensemble. Full details of the programme and tickets are available from Stapleford Granary website. Features a pre-concert talk (from 1900) between Matthew and Stapleford Granary CEO, Kate Romano.

2 October 2021 / 11:00

Hatfield House, Armoury

Cello Suite

World premiere of new work for solo cello, commissioned for Guy Johnston by Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival. Full details of the programme can be found here.

29 July 2021 / 13:00

BBC Radio 3

Five Highland Scenes

Broadcast of the world premiere from East Neuk Festival with Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt. Visit this page for details and to listen again after the broadcast.

3 July 2021 / 11:30am

East Neuk Festival, Bowhouse

Five Highland Scenes

World premiere of the full suite for violin and piano, performed by Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt, alongside performances by Sean Shibe, including works by De Falla, Mompou, Pärt and others. The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast. Visit this page for further details and to book tickets.

13 April 2021 / 19:30

BBC Radio 3

Five Highland Scenes: ‘A Light Dusting’

Broadcast premiere of the second movement of Five Highland Scenes, for violin and piano, as part of the Northern Chords Festival. Performed by Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt.

24 March 2021 / 12 noon

Online from King's Place

The Swift / The Kestrel

World premiere of two new works for solo basset clarinet as part of London Sinfonietta World Premiere Wednesdays. Visit this page for details.

22 December 2018 / 22:00

BBC Radio 3

Hansel and Gretel: Broadcast

Broadcast from the Barbican Milton Court Performance of Hansel and Gretel on BBC Radio 3 on Hear and Now.

4 November 2018 / 18:00

Broadway Theatre, Letchworth

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

24 October 2018 / 19:30

Bath Spa University:
Michael Tippett Centre

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

21 October 2018 / 15:00

Canterbury Festival:
Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

12 October 2018 / 19:30

Milton Court Concert Hall

Hansel and Gretel

London Premiere – Schools Matinee and Evening Performances. Tickets and booking details here.

3 October 2018 / 19:30

Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

26 September 2018 / 20:00

Roman River Festival: All Saints Church, Fordham

Glints in the Water

Performance by Trio Isimsiz, alongside works by Shostakovich, Henze and Schubert in the beautiful acoustic of Fordham Church. Tickets available here.

14 September 2018 / 20:00

Oxford Contemporary Music

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

29 July 2018

Three Choirs Festival, Worcester

Hansel and Gretel

Tickets and booking details here.

13 and 14 July 2018

Lichfield Festival:
Lichfield Guildhall

Hansel and Gretel

Lichfield Festival ‘book at bedtime’ 13th July and Lichfield Festival matinee 14th July 2018. Tickets and booking here.

7 July 2018 / 18:00

Cheltenham Music Festival: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies' College

Hansel and Gretel

World Premiere – a re-imagining of the famous tale told in an extended lyrical poem by Simon Armitage with shadowplay and puppetry by renowned artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, presented by Goldfield Productions. Tickets on sale here.

6 July 2018 / 19:30

Milton Court, Barbican / Guildhall School

Glints in the Water

Performance by Guildhall School Students (including Jonathan Ferrucci, piano) as part of the opening concert of the new Chamber Music Festival series. Details and booking information here.

24 April 2018 / doors: 19:30

The George Tavern, Whitechapel

Concerto for Four Baroque Violins

Written in 2016, this chamber work for the unusual combination of 4 Baroque instruments receives another performance from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment led by Margaret Faultless in their Night Shift series. Details and booking here.

6 February 2018 / 13:10

Old Divinity School, St John’s College Cambridge

Concerto for Four Baroque Violins

Performance by Cambridge University Collegium Musicum with Margaret Faultless (director), Rachel Stroud, Mark Seow and Stephane Crayton. Details and booking info here.

18 January 2018 / 16:30

BBC Radio 3: The Afternoon Concert

Encounters (broadcast)

Broadcast of Encounters, recorded at Lucerne Festival in September 2017.

1 December 2017 / 19:30

Middleton Hall, Hull

O Adonai

Performance of O Adonai and other works for chamber choir and saxophone, in celebration of Hull as the UK City of Culture 2017. Details here.

2 September 2017 / 14:30 CET

KKL Lucerne, Switzerland


Premiere of new symphonic work for the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Means as part of the Lucerne Festival 2017.

9 May 2017 / 19:30

St. John's Smith Square


Commission for new work to celebrate Europe Day, for violinist Benjamin Baker and orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Bloxham.

10 December 2016 / 19:00

Shoreditch Church (St. Leonard's)

O Adonai

Performance of O Adonai and several other works for chamber choir and saxophone, as part of Spitalfields Winter Music Festival. Details here.

25 October 2016 / 20:30

The Old Queen's Head, Essex Road, London

Concerto for Four Baroque Violins

Premiere of new work for four baroque violins, to feature alongside by music by Telemann, Purcell and others as part of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Night Shift series.

21 October 2016


O Adonai (Recording)

Released on Delphian Records as part of Siglo de Oro's advent disc, Drop Down Ye Heavens. Click here to purchase.

29 September -
8 December 2016

BBC Radio 3

BBC Embedded Composer in 3 Residency

Residency with BBC Radio 3, with several new works, including a new 3 minute piece for each week of the residency to be broadcast daily on Radio 3 Breakfast. More info here.

22 April 2016


Duo Seraphim (Recording)

Release of Duo Seraphim on Delphian Records, as part of a disc entitled In Memoriam, dedicated to the late David Trendell.

20 April 2016 / 19:30

St. John's Smith Square

Mazurka (from Dance Suite)

Performance of Mazurka from Dance Suite (for solo piano), by Imma Settiadi in the Park Lane Group Series. Details here.

16 April 2016 / 11:00

St. Michael's Sittingbourne, Kent

Mazurka (from Dance Suite)

Performance of Mazurka from Dance Suite (for solo piano), by Imma Settiadi in the morning recital series. Details here.

1 April 2016


The Calligrapher’s Manuscript (Recording)

Release of The Calligrapher's Manuscript on LSO Live, with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth, as part of a disc entitled The Panufnik Legacies 2.

29 February 2016

Cité des Arts, Paris

Mazurka (from Dance Suite)

French premiere of Mazurka from Dance Suite performed by Richard Uttley, alongside works by Francisco Coll, Naomi Pinnock and Mark Simpson.

15 July 2015 / 13:00

Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire

Dance Suite

Third performance of new work commissioned and performed by Richard Uttley alongside works by Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin. Details here.

15 June 2015 / 21:00

Basilica di S. Barbara, Mantova, Italy

Duo Seraphim

13 June 2015 / 21:00

Chiesa di San Bernardino-Auditorium Manenti, Crema, Italy

Duo Seraphim

12 June 2015 / 21:00

Chiesa di San Francesco, Lodi, Italy

Duo Seraphim

10 June / 21:00

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Duo Seraphim

Late evening concert of new and traditional works as part of KCL Chapel Choir tour 2015. Event details here.

3 June 2015 / 17:00

King's College London Chapel, Strand

Duo Seraphim

Evensong premiere performance by KCL chapel choir, conductor Gareth Wilson

28 May 2015 / 20:00

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Dance Suite

Second performance of new piano work commissioned and performed by Richard Uttley in the Kettle's Yard New Music Series. Played alongside works by Lindberg, Adès, Weir and Pesson. Booking and information here.

7 May 2015 / 13:05

St John's Smith Square

Dance Suite

New 15 minute work for solo piano, performed and commissioned by pianist Richard Uttley with the support of the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Ralph Vaughan Williams and Arthur Bliss Trusts. Booking and further information here.

5 May 2015 / 16:30

In Tune: BBC Radio 3 & BBC iPlayer

Dance Suite

A sneak preview of Dance Suite (in advance of the premiere) and other works from Richard Uttley's recital will be broadcast live and then remain available for listening again on iPlayer here.

26 April 2015 / 20:00

Florida State University


US Premiere of Chants, given by the Florida State University New Music Ensemble. Details here.

16 December 2014 / 19:30

St John’s Downshire Hill

O Adonai

UK premiere of O Adonai, no. 2 of the Advent Antiphons, along with the full set by various other composers, including Francis Pott, Gareth Wilson and Ralph Allwood, performed by Siglo de Oro with Sam Corkin.  

30 August - 7 September 2014

Lewisham Arthouse Gallery


Video created in collaboration with artist Luke Burton, shown at Lewisham Arthouse gallery in their I See I don't See exhibition, also curated by Luke.

13 July 2014

Victoria International Arts Festival, Malta

O Adonai

Premiere performance of new work for Chorus and Saxophone to be given by Siglo de Oro and Sam Corkin in St George’s Basilica, Gozo, Malta. Details here.

31 May 2014 / 18:00

Royal Festival Hall


Premiere of Mosiac commissioned for the Philharmonia's Music of Today Series by the Royal Philharmonic Society as a winner of the 2013 RPS Composition Prize. Full details here.

20 February 2014 / 13:00

Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Performance by Julia Samojlo in a lunchtime recital given with percussionist Sam Wilson, alongside works by David Bruce, Harrison Birtwistle and George Benjamin.

8 December 2013 / 13:15

Southbank Centre : Purcell Room


Premiere of new small chamber work for members of the London Sinfonietta, commissioned as part of Writing the Future. Tickets and more info here.

9 November 2013 / 19:30

LSO St. Luke's


Third performance and London premiere by the Workers Union, in association with LSO Soundhub. Tickets on sale here.

29 October 2013 / 19:30

Birmingham Conservatoire


Second performance by the Workers Union

28 October 2013 / 13:00

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton


World premiere by the Workers Union. Commissioned with the support of the PRS for Music Foundation.

19 September 2013 / 19:30

Barbican Hall

The Calligrapher’s Manuscript

World premiere with the LSO conducted by Robin Ticciati. Commissioned by the LSO through the Panufnik Scheme. Tickets on sale here.

4 September 2013 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall

Mobile through the Mirror

Premiere of Mobile through the Mirror composed in response to Heinz Holliger's Mobile for oboe and harp. Commissioned by the contemporary harp and oboe duo Orfea.

15 May 2013 / 18:00

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Open Session: Recent Overview

Talk on my recent output. All welcome.

13 April 2013 / 20:45

Barbican Clubstage

Calligraphic Study (after Johann Hering)

11 April 2013 / 13:30

LSO St. Luke's

The Calligrapher’s Manuscript