Matthew Burns is a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, having studied a Masters in Music Performance 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 intimate and expressive.


In addition to 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.