Matthew Hunt

April 12, 2011 

One of Britain’s leading clarinettists, Matt Hunt is a distinctive

musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and his

ability to communicate with audiences. He holds the position of

solo clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

Bremen, and is a member of the Sheffield based chamber

group Ensemble 360.

A very keen chamber musician, he appears regularly with

Pekka Kuusisto, the string quartet Meta4, Thomas Adès and La

Bande de La Loingtaine. His plans for this season include

appearances at festivals in Belgium(Resonances), the USA,

Finland, Estonia, Bolivia and Spain, and will appear as a guest

of the Berlin Philharmonic as a soloist in their chamber series at

the Berlin Philharmonie.

As an orchestral musician, Matt a regular guest principal with

the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and has appeared as a

guest principal with the Concertgebouw and BBC Symphony

Orchestras and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Matt’s recording for ASV of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with the

Elias quartet was met with critical acclaim, with the BBC Music

Magazine hailing it as “the Benchmark recording of this much

recorded work”

“The clarinettist played so beautifully it was as though he

wished to make the very air of the hall melt” Tokyo Times