Matthew Barley/Cellist

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.


Mission Statement of the Matthew Barley Arts Foundation:

To create high quality music and other art for performance and dissemination that is made in a way that always treats all people involved and adjacent to its creation with fairness and respect. To design and deliver workshops that use creative music and theatre to promote, improve and maintain positive mental health, especially for students in higher education.

The charitable objects of the Matthew Barley Arts Foundation are:

1) For the public benefit, to advance the musical education of students in higher and tertiary education by enhancing the knowledge, experience, enjoyment, understanding and performance of classical and contemporary music, dance, choreography and the visual arts, including through tuition, master-classes, events and performance opportunities.

2) The advancement of the arts for the public benefit through the provision of performances of artistic merit in classical and contemporary music, dance, choreography and the visual arts.

3) The preservation and protection of good mental health and wellbeing among students in higher education and tertiary education who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing mental health conditions, through participation in creative music and arts projects and workshops designed to improve the lives of participants.

Professor Sally (Sarah) Maitlis
Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership,
Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Mr Benjamin Mellefont
Principal clarinet, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Dr Stewart Moshe Halperin,
Veterinary surgeon and pioneering Stem Cell Vet.