Matthew Barley/Cellist

Without music, life would be an error.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Here you can find the list of all my upcoming events, as well as an archive of past ones!

October
25
Latvia

Gruber Cello Concerto with Riga Sinfonietta conducted by Normunds Sne

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November
08
United States

Seattle, Dusapin double concerto At Swim-Two-Birds, with Viktoria Mullova, violin, and conducted by Ludovico Morlot

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10
United States

Seattle, Dusapin double concerto At Swim-Two-Birds, with Viktoria Mullova, violin, and conducted by Ludovico Morlot

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28
United Kingdom

London Royal Festival Hall, Dusapin double concerto At Swim-Two-Birds, with Viktoria Mullova, violin, and conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada

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December
29
United Kingdom

Sheffield All Saints Church Eccleshall, Dvorak Concerto conducted by Chris Gayford

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Archive of past events
October 2018
20th Netherlands

Leiden, recital with Calefax Reed Quintet New works by Fitkin and Buis, and new arrangements of Purcell, Tye and Walton’s Cello Concerto

19th Netherlands

Nijmegen, recital with Calefax Reed Quintet New works by Fitkin and Buis, and new arrangements of Purcell, Tye and Walton’s Cello Concerto

17th Netherlands

Utrecht, recital with Calefax Reed Quintet New works by Fitkin and Buis, and new arrangements of Purcell, Tye and Walton’s Cello Concerto

11th United Kingdom

London Kings Place 10th Anniversary concert (private invitation only), performance of Brazilian jazz arranged for cello and string orchestra with the Matthew Barley Ensemble.

7th United Kingdom

Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Holywell Music Room Kodaly Duo with Priya Mitchell violin.

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September 2018
29th United Kingdom

Hurstpierpoint Festival, Matthew’s group Between The Notes reunite for an evening with brilliant actor/comedian Niall Ashdown for extraordinary improvisations of music and story.

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28th United Kingdom

Hurstpierpoint Festival, solo recital with improvisations, Bach, Mark O’Connor, Giovanni Sollima and Britten

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27th United Kingdom

Suffolk, Thornham Magna Church, solo recital with improvisations, Bach, Mark O’Connor, Giovanni Sollima and Britten

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25th United Kingdom

The Sage Gateshead Hall 2, Strad in Rio with Viktoria Mullova, Paul Clarvis and Joao Luis Noguero Pinto

20th Netherlands

Utrecht, Dom Chapel, Recital with Calefax Reed Quintet New works by Fitkin and Buis, and new arrangements of Purcell, Tye and Walton’s Cello Concerto

5 more concerts with Calefax, same programme as above.

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July 2018
25th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum, Tan Dun The Map with Brno Philharmonic and Alan Buribayev

9th Moldova, Republic of

Chisinau solo recital and workshops

2nd Latvia

recording The Protecting Veil

June 2018
30th Latvia

Riga The Protecting Veil by Sir John Tavener with Riga Sinfonietta

May 2018
24th France

Paris Orchestre National de France

Double Concerto – At Swim-Two Birds, by Pascal Dusapin with Viktoria Mullova, conducted by Pascal Rophé

18th Germany

Leipzig Double Concerto – At Swim-Two Birds, by Pascal Dusapin with Viktoria Mullova, conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk

17th Germany

Leipzig Double Concerto – At Swim-Two Birds, by Pascal Dusapin with Viktoria Mullova, conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk

8th Finland

Helsinki Arrangements of Brazilian jazz for cello and strings by Matthew Barley, with Helsinki Strings.

2nd Finland

Improvisation course for Lahti Symphony Orchestra

1st Denmark

Herning Improvisation course for Ensemble MidtVest

April 2018
30th Denmark

Herning Improvisation course for Ensemble MidtVest

26th Finland

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Double Concerto by Thomas Larcher with Viktoria Mullova, conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk. Finnish premiere

25th Finland

Double Concerto by Thomas Larcher with Viktoria Mullova, conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk. Finnish premiere

January 2018
24th United Kingdom

Kingston University, London solo cello and live electronics

16th Finland

Helsinki, Improvisation course at the Espoo Institute of Music

December 2017
2nd United Kingdom

London St John’s Smith Square 7.30pm for Modern Mystics at SouthBank Centre, Sir John Tavener The Protecting Veil Matthew directs the City of London Sinfonia and also presents his interactive Living Programme Notes about the Tavener in houses around Smith Square.

1st United Kingdom

Saffron Hall 7.30pm, Sir John Tavener The Protecting Veil Matthew directs the City of London Sinfonia and also presents his interactive Living Programme Notes about the Tavener.

November 2017
24th Sweden

Stockholm Konserthuset main hall, HK Gruber cello concerto Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

23rd Sweden

Örebro, HK Gruber cello concerto Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

18th United Kingdom

London, Hampstead Festival St John’s Church 7.30pm Stradivarius in Rio, Brazilian Songs with Viktoria Mullova, Paul Clarvis and Joao Luis Nogueiro Pinto

17th United Kingdom

Sheffield 7.45pm Crucible Theatre Stradivarius in Rio, Brazilian Songs with Viktoria Mullova, Paul Clarvis and Joao Luis Nogueiro Pinto

15th Italy

Naples 8.30pm Teatro Sannazaro Stradivarius in Rio, Brazilian Songs with Viktoria Mullova, Paul Clarvis and Joao Luis Nogueiro Pinto

14th United Kingdom

7.30pm Wimbledon Festival Stradivarius in Rio, Incredibly beautiful Brazilian Songs with Viktoria Mullova, Paul Clarvis and Joao Luis Nogueiro Pinto

4th Germany

Kassel 7pm Saint Saens concerto no. 1 with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel

3rd Germany

Frankfurt am Mein, HR Sendesaal Saint Saens concerto no. 1 with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel

2nd Germany

Frankfurt am Mein, HR Sendesaal Saint Saens concerto no. 1 with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel

October 2017
29th Germany

Kassel 7pm –  Surprise Concert with Avi Avital and Manu Delago, who meet for the first time together on 25th October and begin planning this concert programme.

28th Germany

Kassel 11am  – Workshop with Avi Avital and Manu Delago offering insight into their brand new programme created entirely in Kassel in the days leading to their concert on 29th

27th Germany

Kassel  8pm – Solo recital Bach, Britten, Sollima

26th Germany

Kassel Residency at the Kasseler Musiktage Festival 

20th United Kingdom

London Kings Place, Indian Inflections, part of the Cello Unwrapped Festival with O/Modernt, Hugo Ticciati, Sukwinder “Pinky” Singh, Soumik Datta

1st United Kingdom

Oxford Chamber Music Festival with Priya Mitchell, Hugo Ticciati, Sukwinder Singh

September 2017
30th Netherlands

Amsterdam Concertgebouw 14.15 Zaterdag Matinee World premiere of Double Concerto – At Swim-Two Birds, by Pascal Dusapin with Viktoria Mullova, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Markus Stenz

August 2017
21st Germany

Berlin Konzerthaus concert with Hugo Ticciati, O Modernt orchestra, Sukwinder ‘Pinky-ji’ Singh and Soumik Datta Featuring new version of Raag Bhairavi for cello, violin, sarod, table and string orchestra.

17th Sweden

Stockholm recording with Hugo Ticciati, O Modernt orchestra, Sukwinder ‘Pinky-ji’ Singh and Soumik Datta

June 2017
30th Latvia

Riga Festival Ad Lucem All night concert

16th Sweden

Stockholm O Modernt Festival

1st France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

May 2017
31st France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

30th France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

28th France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

27th France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

26th France

Lyon Opera House Lyon Ballet, One of a Kind a full length ballet by Jiri Kylian, music by Brett Dean for on-stage solo cello and electronics

20th Germany

Schloss Elmau Chamber music with Hugo Ticciati, Tom Poster, Christopher Sundqvist and Sukwinder ‘Pinky’ Singh

19th Germany

Schloss Elmau Chamber music with Hugo Ticciati,, Tom Poster and Christopher Sundqvist

12th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum Elgar cello concerto with Brno Philharmonic and Alexander Joel

11th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum Elgar cello concerto with Brno Philharmonic and Alexander Joel

10th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum Elgar cello concerto with Brno Philharmonic and Alexander Joel

April 2017
6th United Kingdom

London World premiere of Roxana Panufnik’s 99 Words for my Darling Children for cello and choir with Voce and Suzi Digby conducting.

January 2017
30th New Zealand

Adam Chamber Music Festival

23rd Finland

East Helsinki Music School creative music project with students and Helsinki Strings

20th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum, John Tavener, The Protecting Veil with Brno Philharmonic and Robert Kruzik

19th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum, John Tavener, The Protecting Veil with Brno Philharmonic and Robert Kruzik

December 2016
8th Czech Republic

Brno Besedni Dum, Tan Dun The Map with Brno Philharmonic and Alan Buribayev

1st United Kingdom

Manchester Haydn Cello Concerto with David Greilsammer and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

November 2016
11th United Kingdom

Cambridge Festival solo recital, cello and electronics

October 2016
28th Denmark

European Music Union Lecture and workshop

26th United Kingdom

London, The Old Queen’s Head Nessi Gomes CD launch, guest appearance

23rd United Kingdom

Two Moors Festival Mix and Match, Schubert and Brahms

13th United Kingdom

Manchester, Peel Hall, University of Salford UK premiere of Thomas Larcher’s cello concerto with BBC Philharmonic and Ben Gernon

6th United Kingdom

Kestle Barton, Cornwall Spontonality, Improvisation week with Tim West, Julian Bliss, Tony Woods, Torbjorn Hultmark

September 2016
28th United Kingdom

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

19th United Kingdom

Hurstpierpoint Festival, recital with Between The Notes

16th United Kingdom

Royal Festival Hall, London Universal Notes for Opening of Darbar Festival

August 2016
28th United Kingdom

Leicestershire Shambala Festival – Lecture: What’s Music For?

25th United Kingdom

North Yorkshire North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

July 2016
16th United Kingdom

Petworth Festival Recital with Alasdair Beatson Schumann, Janacek, Brahms, Beethoven

2nd Switzerland

Haydn Concerto and creative projects with Camerata Alma Viva