Born in Norfolk, Matthew began his musical training at the age of three. At sixteen he attended Colchester Institute School of Music to study A Levels and later a BA Hons Degree, on the way winning competitions for solo and ensemble playing. Matthew obtained a place to study at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction. During his education, Matthew was a member of the Britten-Pears Orchestra for six seasons where he held the principal timpani chair for five of them.
Matthew is working extensively in the UK, Europe and further a field playing with such orchestras/ensembles as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, C18th Concert Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Northern Sinfonia, Nash Ensemble, Endymion Ensemble, The Bach Choir to name a few. Theatre experience includes the Royal Shakespeare Company, Talking Birds and West End productions Jesus Christ Superstar, Abba The Show, Thriller Live and productions for Nottingham Playhouse/ Coventry Belgrade Theatre.
He is also in demand to perform with premier Big Bands and Jazz ensembles in and around the Midlands/London and in the studio recording for rock/pop artists.
Matthew has a passion for world music which has lead him to work with such artists as Ravi Shanker, collaborating between Eastern and Western musicians, UK’s leading nasheed group SHAAM and on the west coast of Ireland's folk scene. He is also in demand as a Samba Band trainer and workshop leader allowing him to perform to audiences across Europe and beyond. Matthew’s commitment to education has also led him to coach on many summer music courses and he continues to give drum clinics throughout the UK. Adding to his busy schedule, Matthew is on the committee for the UK National Drum Fair, Europe’s Biggest and Best Vintage and Custom Drum Show. For more information on the Drum Fair, visit www.ukdrumfair.com and for more information on Matthew or to contact him please visit www.mattgreen.org.uk