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Matthew Kofi Waldren


Matthew Kofi Waldren is ENO Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellow. He studied at Fitzwilliam College‚ Cambridge, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Currently for ENO: The Marriage of Figaro, Paul Bunyan



Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Don Giovanni (Opera North); La rondine, La bohème, Lakmé‚ Il barbiere di Siviglia‚ Les pêcheurs de perles‚ Gianni Schicchi‚ Zanetto‚ Rigoletto 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 previously assistant conductor for The Barber of Seville, La bohème and Don Giovanni. Further engagements include Pelléas et Mélisande (Assistant, Scottish Opera); The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company); La traviata (Opera Lyrica); Strekosa I Muravej (Tête-a-Tête, Grimeborn Festivals); Pelléas Unwrapped (Orchestra of Scottish Opera). He 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 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.

Last updated: 16th March 2018