Matthew Sergeant was born in 1984 in South Wales and, after living for a brief period on the west coast of the USA, now associates home with the North-West of England. Matthew began studying trombone and piano at the age of eight, receiving his compositional debut at the Royal Festival Hall when eighteen. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006 with a first-class honours degree in composition having studied with Adam Gorb, Paul Patterson and David Horne.
Now a postgraduate student at the RNCM, Matthew’s music has won numerous prizes and awards. Highly Commended in the 2005 Theodore Holland Prize (Britain’s inter-collegiate composition competition) and a finalist in the RNCM Festival of Brass Composition Competition, he was also presented with the Soroptimist Internationa of Manchester Award for Composers upon graduating.
Active in education-work, Matthew regularly assists on in-school projects and workshops (including experience with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group) and also works as a composition teacher for the RNCM Junior Department.
Matthew is most generously supported by both the Ralph Vaughan-Williams and the Countess of Munster Musical Trusts in continuing his studies with David Horne.
Matthew Sergeant is an spnm shortlisted composer.
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