Matthew Styles

“… a convincing soloist…producing a stream of melifluous sound..”
“…his artistry like a silver thread…” Neville Cohn, The West Australian

Matthew has built a local and international career as classical and jazz saxophone and flute player studying at the Royal College of Music and teaching and performing in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

He is a Yamaha Artist, has a sponsorship from Ligaphone ligatures and products (Paris), was a featured artist at the 2002 Australasian Clarinet and Saxophone Conference in Sydney and at the 2005 Melbourne International Festival of Single Reeds. Matthew continues to build his local and international profile with ongoing performances and masterclasses in Singapore and Malaysia and will be touring and performing with French master saxophonist Jean-Pierre Baraglioli in Perth in September 2006.

He has appeared with such performers as Diana Ross, Dave Weckl, Mickey Tucker, Gary Husband, Carl Orr, Rhonda Burchmore, Rob Guest, Marina Pryor, Tommy Tycho, Kate Cebrano, Wayne Newton, Olivia Newton-John and The Manhattan Transfer. He also regularly performs with the Russell Holmes Trio with whom he will be touring Australia in September 2006, and the multi-WAMI Award winning Hip Mo’ Toast with whom he has returned from Italy where he performed in the Villa Cellimontana International Jazz Festival in Rome.

Matthew is the saxophone lecturer at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University and specializes in the interpretation, pedagogy and performance of classical, jazz and multi-genre or ‘cross-over’ works. The Western Australian Symphony, Singapore Symphony and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras – with whom he will touring China in late September 2006 - also employ Matthew as their principal saxophonist.

In 2004 Matthew returned from a Churchill Fellowship where he spent 3 months studying in New York, as ‘Visiting Scholar’ at Indiana University Bloomington, working with Otis Murphy and Tom Walsh, and with Dr. Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota.

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Styles
  • Contemporary
  • Classical
  • Jazz
Instruments
  • Saxophone
Speciality
  • Functions & Events
  • Concerts
  • Weddings