Matthew Minter

Matthew Minter trained as a pianist and studied with Nikolai Sokolov at the Australian Institute of Music and Phillip Shovk at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he completed his Bachelor of Music (performance).  Matthew pursued a successful teaching career and was the Director of Music at PLC Armidale from 2016 to 2021.  During this time Matthew shifted his professional and artistic focus to composition and to this end studied with Dan Walker from 2015 through to 2019.  Matthew has achieved promising success in several competitions including second place in the Golden Key International Piano Competition and Second place in the National Orpheus Music Competition.  In 2021 and 2022 Matthew took leave from his position at PLC Armidale to study composition full time with Robert Davidson at the University of Queensland where he completed his Masters of Music.

Matthew’s publications include: Towards Eternity Middle C Music (2017); A Perfect Storm Singscore (2019); Shepherd’s Song (Orpheus Music (2021) and Juno Singscore (2023).

His works have been performance with, Opera Queensland (2022) Brown Eyed Girl; Vox Camerata Singapore (2022) Call of the Country; Armidale Symphony Orchestra with Lamorna Nightingale (2023) Piccolo Concerto; Sydney Children’s Choir (2021) A Perfect Storm; PLC Sydney and PLC Armidale Combined Symphony Orchestra (2019) Tomorrowland, and St Peters Lutheran College with soloist Yuro Lee (2021) A Sorcerer’s Tale.

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