Dr. Matthew Emery is a Canadian composer who “writes with an honesty which enchants” (Vancouver Sun). His music has been performed in twenty-five countries, and recent performance venues include the Great Wall of China, the White House and the Musikverein. Matthew has received over forty commissions and his music has been performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Elmer Iseler Singers, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Youth Choir of Canada, European Union Youth Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Art of Time Ensemble, Rolston String Quartet, Dennis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, and the Bach Music Festival of Canada Orchestra.
Dr. Emery studied at the University of British Columbia (B.Mus) and the University of Toronto (M.Mus, DMA). Matthew has received over thirty awards and prizes for his compositions and his work has been included on nineteen albums, including a Juno nominated disc. His over sixty publications are published by G. Schirmer, Boosey & Hawkes, Hal Leonard and many others.
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Matthew’s works have been sung in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao), Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England, Scotland), and the United States of America
Dr. Emery’s work is supported by the SOCAN Foundation, Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and FACTOR; thank you for supporting living artists.