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Matthew Waldren

Matthew Waldren assistant conductor is ENO Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellow 2016.

He studied at Fitzwilliam College‚ Cambridge, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Engagements include: La bohème, Lakmé‚ Il barbiere di Siviglia‚ Les pêcheurs de perles‚ Gianni Schicchi‚ ZanettoRigoletto, and Fantastic Mr Fox (OHP). He is closely associated with Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, having conducted the work at ROH, OHP, Wilderness Festival and on disc. For ENO he  was assistant conductor on La bohème and Don Giovanni. Further engagements include The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company); La traviata (Opera Lyrica); Strekosa I Muravej (Tête a Tête, Grimeborn Festivals). Matthew has worked extensively with the City of London Sinfonia, and has conducted the London Mozart Players and National Festival Orchestra. As an associate and assistant conductor he has worked alongside Mark Wigglesworth, Xian Zhang‚ Stuart Stratford and Manlio Benzi. He was Chorus Master for OHP (2009–11) and was conductor of their inaugural Christine Collins Young Artist Scheme. Further engagements in the 2016/17 season include La bohème (OHP), Texting Heer (ROH), his debut with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera with Pelléas Unwrapped, and Pelléas et Mélisande (Assistant, Scottish Opera).

Last updated: 19th September 2016