MATTHEW SHARP is a renowned cellist, baritone, and actor. He plays a copy of the c.1735 Montagnana cello played by his mentor, Boris Pergamenschikow pictured here, which Robin made in 2013. Matthew studied the cello at the Köln Musikhochschule with Boris Pergamenschikow and has performed at major venues and festivals worldwide. He has appeared with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, EUCO, Manchester Camerata and Ural Philharmonic, given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, recorded for Sony, Naxos and Avie, given over fifty world premieres, appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau, and broadcast widely on TV and Radio.
As chamber musician, he has performed with the Amphion, Heath, Sacconi, Vertavo and Villiers quartets, Ensemble Epomeo and the Galliard Ensemble, with members of Brooklyn Rider, Grammy-nominated A Far Cry and Ensemble 360 and with, amongst others, Nicola Benedetti, David Le Page, Nicholas Daniel, Martin Fröst, Craig Ogden, Ksenija Sidorova, Katya Apekisheva, Dominic Harlan, Leslie Howard, Stephen Kovacevich, Viv Mclean and Johan Ullen. https://www.matthewsharp.net/ To hear Matthew play his cello, visit the Video Gallery.
Matthew Sharp playing the Adagio from Hans Gál’s Concertino for Cello and Strings on his copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana
cello by Robin Aitchison