What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
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Matthew Whiteside has graduated form Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Music (honours). His is currently studying Masters in Composition with Gareth Williams at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. At Queen’s Matthew organised three Queen’s Composers’ Concerts. At these concerts he had performances of his Quartet No. 1, Untitled and The Space Within. Matthew has recently stepped down from the post of secretary of the Irish Composers’ Collective with whom he has had multiple performances in the Kevin Barry Room of Dublin’s National Concert Hall. These performances include two electro-acoustic pieces Youth and Imagined Notes both of which gained favourable reviews in the Irish Times. With the ICC Matthew has had a further three performances in the same venue, The Wavering Gorge, for violin and cello, Prevalence for percussion ensemble and Laya, for piano trio performed by Yurodny. Notable performances outside Queen’s have been a short opera, Puddle Wonderful, written for Spark Opera Company in November 2009 and Wondering, Wavering, Willing performed in Maccagno in Italy at the soundSCAPE music exchange by the American guitar and violin duo, Duo 46. He has also received and Honourable Mention in the 2010 International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition for this piece. Matthew is currently working on a second trumpet solo for Matt Mattera and a piece for cello, live electronics and a forth tape piece. He is also working on a lieder as well as a piece for a medium sized ensemble both to be premiered at Plug festival in Glasgow in 2011. He has received grants from the Bliss/PRSF Composer Bursary Fund and the Sir Hamilton Harty Scholarship in order to attend soundSCAPE and is also in receipt of the RSAMD Scholarship and May Turtle Scholarship to further his studies.