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Matthew McAllister

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Featured in Classical Guitar Magazine after an extremely busy start to his professional career, Natural Studio Records artist Matthew McAllister has been delighting audiences across Europe and beyond with his thoughtful performances and effortless presentation. From renaissance miniatures to contemporary masterpieces, Matthew’s style encompasses it all – an eclectism that is reflected in his output to date.

Born in Falkirk and raised in the East Neuk of Fife, Matthew studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, with Allan Neave. During his studies Matthew toured with the Scottish Ballet, performed at The 5th & 7th Simon Bolivar Guitar Festivals held at The Venezuelan Embassy in London, recorded for the BBC Artists Index and appeared on BBC and Spanish Television.

Since graduating with BMus (Hons) in 2003, Matthew has enjoyed continued success, including headlining the Southwell International Festival alongside Aled Jones, appearances at major guitar festivals – such as the Classical Guitar Camp (Malaysia), Ordu International Guitar Festival (Turkey), Dundee International Guitar Festival (Scotland) and Metu International Guitar Festival (Turkey) and touring in Ireland, Scotland, England and Denmark with his duos: Maelasta and the Agnew / McAllister Duo Matthew also plays classical & 12 string guitar in the Frevo Quartet

“a particularly refined touch to his playing”
Classical Guitar Magazine

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