Antony Matthews - Organist

Organist, Accompanist & Conductor

Antony is an experienced organist and choir master, and currently Director of Music at All Saints' Parish Church, Carshalton. He is currently studying for his FRSM with the international concert organist Robert Munns.

Recordings

JS Bach: Pièce d'Orgue

CHH Parry: Chorale Prelude on Croft's 136th

LN Clérambault: 3 movements from Suite de Deuxième Ton

Antony was born in South East London, and his love of music was clear from a very early age, when he was spotted at the piano imitating his father simultaneously playing the organ and conducting a choir! He started having piano lessons at the age of five, and during his primary school education also experimented with the horn and the trombone.

Shortly after joining The John Fisher School, Purley, he began having organ lessons with the school's organ teacher, Rosemary Nayyar, and soon became a regular on the organ seat at his family's parish church in Tadworth. At the age of sixteen Antony moved on to study with Nigel McClintock, then Director of Music at Croydon Parish Church.

Antony started his music degree at the University of Exeter in 2003, where he studied with Paul Morgan, Organist at Exeter Cathedral. He was one of the organ scholars at the University Chapel, and toured with the University Chapel Choir to a number of cathedrals in South West England, including Exeter, Salisbury and Winchester. At the end of his second year, owing to the imminent closure of Exeter's music department, Antony left Exeter and transferred to complete his degree at the University of Bristol where he studied with Dr David Ponsford.

After graduating in 2006, Antony worked for a year as Organ Scholar at St Mary's Parish Church, Battersea, before taking up the newly created position of Director of Music at St Joseph's Catholic Church, New Malden.

In January 2012 he was appointed as Director of Music at All Saints' Parish Church, Carshalton. With another local Director of Music he also runs the Sutton Chorale, with whom he has toured extensively through England and Europe, including singing services at Exeter, Gloucester, Worcester and Bury St Edmunds Cathedrals in England, Wimborne Minster, and trips to Tavarnelle and Rome (including singing Mass at St Peter's Basilica) in Italy, Berlin, Brugge and Oostende, and Limerick and Cork.

He is currently studying for his FRSM with the renowned international concert organist Robert Munns.

Contact me:

Email:  antony@antonymatthews.co.uk