Matthew Taylor was born in Somerset and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni. After graduation he joined Yfrah Neaman’s advanced solo studies class at the Guildhall school of Music and shortly after completion of this course became a member of the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra in London . He left the orchestra two years later to continue final studies under the tutelage of the French virtuoso Maurice Hasson during which time he continued as a freelance player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

In 1989 he left London to become the violinist on the Pump Room Trio in Bath and continued to work as a freelance orchestral violinist and soloist. During this time he performed with orchestra many of the major violin concertos and his playing of the Mendelssohn violin concerto was described by music critic Tim Bullamore as “a performance of beauty and inspiration”.

Matthew will be playing the Sibelius violin concerto in March with the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra.