One of Europe’s leading clarinettists, Matthew Hunt is a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing and his ability to communicate with audiences. Matthew has an international career as both soloist and chamber musician, and currently holds the position of Solo Clarinettist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen.
A distinguished chamber musician, Matthew is a well known figure at many of the most prominent Halls and festivals. His recent partners include the Meta4, Chiarascuro, Pavel Haas and Elias quartets, Alina Ibragimova, Thomas Adès, Nicholas Aldstaedt, Antoine Tamestit, Cedric Tiberghien, Elisabeth Leonskaja and the Jazz Pianist, Iiro Rantala. His recent solo appearances include Mozart’s concerto with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Trevor Pinnock, Bruch’s Double concerto with Nils Mönkemeyer and Paavo Järvi, a tour in South America performing Magnus Lindberg’s clarinet concerto with Andrew Gourlay, and a tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective directed by Pekka Kuusisto.
Matthew teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and in 2020 takes up a Professorship at the Folkwang University in Essen, Germany.
As a recording artist Matthew has broadcast for radio and television as well as featuring on many film scores; he was the solo clarinettist on the score for the hit film ‘Love Actually’. His CD recording for the ASV label of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet was given five stars by BBC Music Magazine and acclaimed as: « the benchmark recording of this much recorded work”.