Classical music
Contemporary Classical

Matt Emery

UK composer Matt Emery plays a concert featuring music from his elegant, spectral debut album of evocative piano and string pieces, Empire, through Injazero Records.

Beneath the album’s compositional maturity lies a clear picture of emotional expression. Emery’s music is described by The 405 as ‘ebbing from soft whispers to an ocean of sound that would calm even the roughest of seas.’

Emery’s profile as a composer has benefitted from several placements across cinema and television, accumulating an incredible 30 million views on YouTube for his GoPro online ads. His music was used for the trailer of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull, the highly acclaimed new adaptation directed by Matthew Dunster in 2015. Other placements include trailers for the British Academy’s Literature Week in 2015 and 1883 Magazine's ‘Life Less Ordinary’ behind-the-scenes photo shoot.

Despite Empire being his debut album, previous self-released singles have enjoyed radio play across many of the BBC’s music stations, KEXP and Amazing Radio, among others. Emery sold out his album launch show at St Pancras Old Church in October 2017. He has also played high-profile support slots for bands like Portico and Vessels.

Emery has done engineering work for other artists, mastering Kevin Devine’s Live at St Pancras Old Church album, 'Sofia Songs' (a compilation with covers of songs featured in Sofia Coppola films) and Nicholas Stevenson's 'Can You Bring a Camera' single. He also hosts a podcast for Alcopop! Records, interviewing artists and leading industry figures.

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