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Matthew Rigby - violin

Born in Townsville, Matthew moved to Brisbane in 1998 to study with Elizabeth Morgan and completed his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. During this time he won all of the performance competitions open to him and was awarded the highest recital performance marks for strings in the Conservatorium’s history.

Matthew's solo career began at just 15 years of age with an appearance with the former Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, now the Queensland Symphony. He has performed alongside Slava Grigoryan, Karin Schaupp and José Carbó as pre-tour soloist for Vadim Repin with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), and has performed multiple times as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during his visit to Brisbane. In 2006 Matthew was a finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performer’s Awards. He has also received the Australian Music Examination Board’s highest award, the ‘Fellowship of Music’, first prizes in the Gisborne International Music Competition and the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, a Llewellyn Foundation Scholarship and the Hugh Brandon Memorial Scholarship.

Matthew has travelled extensively to participate in master-courses and classes with Akiko Tatsumi, Zakhar Bron, Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisito, Rudolph Koelman, Thomas Zehetmair, Lara St John, Dene Olding, Tasmin Little, Mark Kaplan and Charles Castleman. In Melbourne he continued his studies at the Australian National Academy of Music with William Hennessy and Adam Chalabi and performed with Anthony Marwood and the Brodsky Quartet. Matthew regularly performs with the MSO, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.

Matthew was the Guest Concertmaster of the Zelman Symphony for the Final of the Boroondara Eisteddfod's Piano Concerto Competition on Sunday 15 June 2014.

Matthew Rigby has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

15 June 2014 - Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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