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Heart-warming Film Tunes from Virtuoso Violinist
25 Nov 2021

Virtuoso violinist Matt Glossop returns to his home town of Shrewsbury this weekend (Nov 28th, 2pm) to give a heart-warming free concert of famous film theme tunes in the spectacular surroundings of Shrewsbury RC Cathedral. 

Matt has been on a fast-track to success since leaving the Royal Northern College of Music. He went on to be awarded the International Artist Diploma in Orchestral Leadership, in partnership with the Hallé Orchestra and mentored by Sir Mark Elder. 

He has enjoyed performing on records with Sony Music, collaborating with Universal Record Artists and performing on stage with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Matt has also led the backing strings for mainstream pop artists on national television for the BBC, ITV and MTV, including performances on Strictly Come Dancing, Eurovision Song Contest Final, X-Factor and Songs of Praise

Matt has performed with a host of top class artists from the legendary Burt Bacharach to contemporary artists including Il Divo, Girls Aloud and a recent BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge concert with Lewis Capaldi. Matt has also made a movie appearance in the British period drama film Belle

It's quite a coup to see him back in Shrewsbury again, playing in the Cathedral. His violin recital programme includes tunes from The Greatest Showman, Cinema Paradiso, Bond themes, La Vie en Rose, Romeo and Juliet, Pirates of the Caribbean, Schindler's List and more. 

Richard Keddie, Events & Development Officer for Shrewsbury Cathedral, said: "We were so delighted when Matt said yes to playing at the Cathedral. He is a great talent with a growing international profile and we can't wait to hear him play our favourite film tunes in the magical surroundings of Shrewsbury cathedral with its world-famous stained glass windows."