Matthew Halls


The 2023/24 season sees Matthew begin his first season as Chief Conductor of Finland’s Tampere Philharmonic, with programmes ranging from Bach’s St John Passion through to Mahler’s Symphony No.2. He also returns to the Finnish Radio Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Wiener Symphoniker, and debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Tapiola Sinfonietta.

Highlights in 2022/23 included debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris and Antwerp Symphony and returns to Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Indianapolis Symphony, Residentie Orchestra and Houston Symphony. Matthew also has regular guest conducting relationships with the Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Toronto Symphony and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra among others.

With a background in period-performance, Matthew was one of the first to guest conduct Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus Wien. His discography includes Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos directed from the keyboard, the premiere recording of Handel’s Parnasso in Festa and Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios.