Gary Matthewman studied at the Royal College of Music and in Berlin and Vienna. He has won several awards, including the accompaniment prizes at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Maggie Teyte Awards, and first Das Lied - International Song Competition in Berlin.
Gary has appeared in recital throughout Europe, and in the USA, Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand. He has performed at the Aldeburgh, Newbury, Hay-on-Wye, North Norfolk, Bath and Sheffield (Music in the Round) Festivals, at London's Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House, and in the Rosenblatt Recital Series at St John's, Smith Square. Gary has made numerous live broadcasts and recordings for BBC Radio 3.
He has performed alongside some of today's most exciting singers, including Sir Thomas Allen, Kate Royal, Simon Keenleyside, Sumi Jo, Ian Bostridge, Sally Matthews, Markus Werba, Toby Spence, Elizabeth Watts, Yuriy Mynenko, Cora Burggraaf and Stephan Loges.
Gary is also in demand as a song coach and repetiteur. He teaches Lieder at the Oxenfoord International Summer School in Edinburgh, examines for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and has presented education seminars for them in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. This is Gary's first appearance as official accompanist at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.