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Matthew Kaner

Matthew Kaner (born 1986) is a composer based in London whose works are performed and broadcast widely in the UK and abroad. Described as “deftly able to draw the listener into his far-reaching imaginative world” (BBC Music Magazine), he has been praised for his “orchestral imagination and poetic word-setting” (Bachtrack) and his music’s “ultra-perceptive imagery, textural delicacy and illuminating precision” (the Scotsman).

Kaner's 2022 BBC Proms commission, Pearl, for the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and baritone Roderick Williams, setting medieval poetry in modern translation by Simon Armitage, was hailed as “spine-tingling… sparking electricity” (The Guardian).

His debut solo album, featuring his chamber works in performances by Guy Johnston, Mark Simpson, Benjamin Baker, Daniel Lebhardt and the Goldfield Ensemble, was released by Delphian Records in November 2022 to critical acclaim. In 2016, Matthew was selected to be the BBC Radio 3 Embedded Composer for the duration of the station’s 70th anniversary celebrations (in association with Sound and Music), during which he wrote 14 works for repeated broadcasts, for performers including Quatuor van Kuijk, the BBC Singers, Guy Johnston, Mark Simpson, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Trio Isimsiz and many others.

Matthew Kaner

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17/18 January 2025 Violin Concerto - Benjamin Baker (vln), Amarillo Symphony, George Jackson (cond), Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas

Selected Recordings
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