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Matthew Brook returns to H&H after performing in Handel Messiah in 2009. Brook has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa, and the Far East. He has worked with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Sir Charles Mackerras, Harry Christophers, Christophe Rousset, and Paul McCreesh; and many orchestras and groups including the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, the City of London Sinfonia, Collegium Vocale Gent, the Gabrieli Consort, Les Talens Lyriques, the Sixteen, and Orchestra Nationale de Lille.
Recordings include: Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with Richard Hickox and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, broadcast on BBC Television; Idomeneo with Sir Charles Mackerras, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus on EMI; a Gramophone Award-winning recording of Handel’s Dublin score of Messiah; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; and, most recently, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Dunedin Consort for Linn Records. He has also recorded for DVD the acclaimed production of The Full Monteverdi with I Fagiolini.
Recent performances include Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. Matthew Passion with Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe; recording the role of Friar Tuck in Sullivan’s Ivanhoe for Chandos Records; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Oleg Caetani; Bach cantatas with Marcus Creed and the Tonhalle-Orchester, Zurich; Elijah at the Three Choirs Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra; Handel’s Apollo e Dafne with Retrospect Ensemble and Matthew Halls at Wigmore Hall; Haydn’s The Seasons with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir; Messiah in Boston with Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society, and with The Sixteen; a tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti; and Bach’s St. John Passion with the Gabrieli Consort & Players and Paul McCreesh.