Matthew Barley/Cellist

Music always wins.

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The Peasant Girl CD, Viktoria Mullova/Matthew Barley Ensemble/Onyx Classics

Viktoria and the Matthew Barley Ensemble (Julian Joseph, Paul Clarvis and Sam Walton), making their new CD, The Peasant Girl, at Abbey Road Studio no. 2. http://www.onyxclassics.com/cddetail….

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Matthew Barley plays Gavin Bryars

Matthew Barley plays the first of Tre Laude Dolce by Gavin Bryars at Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford, the oldest purpose built concert hall in England, where Handel performed. The concert, on November 29th, 2013, was part of the Around Britten tour and was event no. 97 of 100

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Matthew Barley plays John Metcalfe's Constant Filter

Hauntingly beautiful music by John Metcalfe with video directed by Jorinde Keesmaat, images by Morgan Knibbe. From a performance at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, 2012

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Django - Viktoria Mullova/Matthew Barley Ensemble with Julian Joseph

Django (by John Lewis, arranged Matthew Barley) with Viktoria Mullova and the Matthew Barley Ensemble, and Julian Joseph on Piano. The Peasant Girl LIve at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, from the Holland Festival.

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Matthew Barley plays And He Rose, by James MacMillan

Matthew Barley plays a work by James MacMillan – And He Rose – especially commissioned for the Britten centenary tour. Seen here at Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford, the oldest purpose built concert hall in England, where Handel performed. The concert, on November 29th 2013, was part of the Around Britten tour, and was event no. 97 of 100

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Improvisation

Improvisation excerpt (live at St Lukes, November 2006, On The Road tour)

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Kodaly Duo - Viktoria Mullova/Matthew Barley

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Yeast Culture visuals

Some clips of the visuals that those clever chaps at Yeast Culture have created to go with Britten’s Third solo cello suite for my Around Britten tour.

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Around Britten Overview

An overview of Around Britten, my UK tour with 100 events including the Wigmore Hall, St George’s Bristol, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, lighthouses, castles, a swimming pool, a cave, and other oddities from Penzance to Shetland. For a complete listing click here.

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Matthew Barley plays Ustad Sultan Khan

Song of Separation and Waiting by Ustad Sultan Khan: Matthew Barley, cello, and Sukhwinder Singh Pinky, tabla, Live from the Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2013, Holywell Music Room