Matthew Kaner

Diary

Date/timeVenueWork(s)Details
23 January 2023West Wight ArtsPiano Trio; Five Highland ScenesPerformances by Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt of Matthew’s Five Highland Scenes and Piano Trio, alongside Mendelssohn Piano Trios. Visit westwightarts.co.uk for further details.
11 November 2022Delphian RecordsAlbum release – Matthew Kaner: Chamber MusicLaunch of Matthew’s debut album, featuring artists Mark Simpson, Guy Johnston, Benjamin Baker, Daniel Lebhardt and the Goldfield Ensemble in various chamber pieces. More details here.
10 August 2022 / 19:30BBC Proms / Royal Albert HallPearlWorld premiere of Matthew’s new work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and solo baritone as part of the BBC Proms. Setting poetry by Simon Armitage, with Roderick Williams as the soloist and Ryan Wigglesworth conducting. Tickets and details here.
21 January 2022 / 19:45Stapleford GranaryFive Highland Scenes Movements iii. (Snowbells) and v. (Fireside Tale) of Matthew’s 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 / 19:45Stapleford GranaryAt Night for Clarinet QuintetWorld premiere of new work for clarinet quintet with the Goldfield Ensemble. The performance is preceded by a pre-concert talk between Matthew and Kate Romano (clarinetist and CEO of Stapleford Granary) at 19.00. Tickets available here.
2 October 2021 / 11:00Hatfield House ArmourySuite for Solo CelloWorld 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 / 13:00BBC Radio 3 BroadcastFive Highland ScenesBroadcast of the world premiere from East Neuk Festival with Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt. Visit this page for details and to listen after the broadcast.
3 July 2021 / 11:30East Neuk Festival, BowhouseFive Highland ScenesWorld 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 / 19:30Live BBC Radio 3 Broadcast from Maida Vale Studios‘A Light Dusting’ from Five Highland ScenesBroadcast premiere of the second movement from Matthew’s new suite for violin and piano, performed by Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt. Click here for details on the BBC Radio 3 website.
24 March 2021 / 12:00Online from King’s PlaceThe Swift and the Kestrel, for Basset ClarinetWorld premiere of two short works for solo basset clarinet as part of London Sinfonietta World Premiere Wednesdays, performed by Mark van de Wiel. Streamed live from King’s Place, and available to view afterwards via the London Sinfonietta youtube channel.
13 January 2021 / 19:30BBC Radio 3Five 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. [Postponed to April 13 due to Covid.]
22 December 2018 / 22:00BBC Radio 3Hansel and Gretel: BroadcastBroadcast from the Barbican Milton Court Performance of Hansel and Gretel on BBC Radio 3 on Hear and Now.
4 November 2018 / 18:00Broadway Theatre, LetchworthHansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
24 October 2018 / 19:30Bath Spa University: 
Michael Tippett Centre
Hansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
21 October 2018 / 15:00Canterbury Festival: 
Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall
Hansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
12 October 2018 / 19:30Barbican: 
Milton Court Concert Hall
Hansel and GretelLondon Premiere – Schools Matinee and Evening Performances. Tickets and booking details here.
3 October 2018 / 19:30Jack Lyons Concert Hall, YorkHansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
26 September 2018 / 20:00Roman River Festival: All Saints Church, FordhamGlints in the WaterPerformance by Trio Isimsiz, alongside works by Shostakovich, Henze and Schubert in the beautiful acoustic of Fordham Church. Tickets available here.
14 September 2018 / 20:00Oxford Contemporary MusicHansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
29 July 2018Three Choirs Festival, WorcesterHansel and GretelTickets and booking details here.
13 and 14 July 2018Lichfield Festival: 
Lichfield Guildhall
Hansel and GretelLichfield Festival ‘book at bedtime’ 13th July and Lichfield Festival matinee 14th July 2018. Tickets and booking here.
7 July 2018 / 18:00Cheltenham Music Festival: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ CollegeHansel and GretelWorld 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.