Matthew has been Principal Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010. Following this appointment he gained principle positions with the Aurora Orchestra and the brass septet Septura. He is also on the teaching faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is an active soloist.
His passion for the trombone has driven him to release two solo albums Paradiso e inferno, and Matthew Gee’s Amazing Sliding Circus. Both of these concept recordings address stereotypes associated with the instrument, with the express aim of introducing audiences to the beauty, expressiveness, and flexibility of an instrument often overlooked.
Matthew has performed with orchestras and ensembles all over the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Klangforum Wein, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has recorded and appeared in many films and television scores.
After studying Music at King’s College London and the Royal College of Music, Matthew took up the position of Section Principal trombone with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. After a brief stint with the Orquesta Filharmónica de Santiago (Chile) he then retuned to the UK to join the Orchestra of Opera North. Further study saw Matthew attend the Hochschule der Künste, Bern, where he was awarded the Eduard Tschumi award for gaining the highest mark in the competitive soloists diploma course.
As a soloist Matthew has performed internationally and has had a number of works written for him, most notably Circus Games and Trombone Sonata by Rob Keeley and Fischietto è morto by Gary Carpenter. He gave the U.K. Première of Kurt Schwertsik’s Trombone Concerto at St. Johns’, Smith Square, and is currently having a concerto written for him by Welsh composer Bernard Kane. Concerto performances include works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Buxton Orr, Derek Bourgeois, Ferdinand David, Johann Albrechtsberger and Luciano Berio’s demanding concerto Solo in the beautiful Konzerthaus in Bern.
He is Vice President of the British Trombone Society and takes an active part in promoting the trombone and developing its repertoire. Matthew is a Getzen artist.
Matthew has been part of the teaching faculty of London’s Royal Academy of Music in 2012. He dedicates an ever-increasing amount of time to trombone students and their education through one-to-one teaching, masterclasses and clinics. Trombone pedagogy forms an important part of his own study and he strives to develop this part of his portfolio over the future. He is regularly invited to brass festivals across the world to teach and inspire the next generation of young brass players, in places such as Melbourne, Wellington (NZ), New York, Sarajevo, Finland, Argentina and China.