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Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale

A founding member of Australian chamber groups Arcadia Winds and Ensemble Françaix, Matthew Kneale is making his name as a leading bassoonist of his generation. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and in addition to critically acclaimed solo and ensemble performances, has served as casual bassoonist with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. His repertoire ranges from traditional masterpieces to recent compositions by György Ligeti, Brett Dean, Paul Dean, Peter de Jager and Lachlan Skipworth, among others. In 2018, Matthew will give the world premiere of Holly Harrison's new work for bassoon and string quartet as part of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Australian Series. Matthew is also the 2017 Freedman Fellow, embarking on a world bassoon tour as part of the fellowship