Matthew Burns is a second year postgraduate tenor at the Royal Northern College of Music reading a Masters in Music Performance. His studies are generously supported by the Headley Trust. He currently studies voice under Paul Nilon.
During his undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, Matthew was a Chapel Choir Scholar and this is what sparked his love for singing in small ensembles.
Matthew has sung in many choral settings but primarily in chamber choirs. He is currently a member of Canzonetta Chamber Choir and The Hallé Choir. Matthew enjoys small ensemble singing most of all and especially a cappella music as it is so expressive.
As well as singing in choirs, Matthew has been a soloist in many major choral works and performed in multiple operas, most recently in the chorus of Opera North’s production of Silent Night by Kevin Puts.