Matthew White | Executive and Artistic Director

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Before joining Early Music Vancouver as Artistic Director at the beginning of the 2013-14 Season, Matthew White gained international acclaim as one of Canada’s leading countertenors, and as the founding director of the Quebec-based ensemble Les Voix Baroques. Matthew White was born in 1973 and began singing as a treble with St. Matthew’s Men and Boys Choir in Ottawa, Canada.

Operatic engagements included work with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Atelier, and Pacific Opera Victoria among others.

On the concert stage he worked with groups including Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki), Collegium Vocale Ghent (Phillipe Herrewheghe, Marcus Creed, H.C Rademann), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Nederlands BachVereniging (Jos van Veldhoven), Arsys Bourgogne (Pierre Cao), Tafelmusik (Jeanne Lamon, Yvars Taurins), Les Violons du Roy (Bernard Labadie), Ensemble Arion, Portland Baroque Orchestra (Monica Huggett), Concerto Palatino (Bruce Dickey), the New York Collegium (Andrew Parrott), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), Oregon Bach Festival (Helmuth Rilling, John Nelson), Carmel Bach Festival (Bruno Weil), Capella Brugensis (Patrick Peire), Israel Camerata, San Francisco Symphony, Toronto Symphony, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Calgary Symphony, Edmonton Symphony and Portland Symphony. He has a appeared at the Vancouver, Boston, Brugges, Ambronay, Regensburg, Stift Melk and Utrecht Early Music Festivals.

In addition to his current work with EMV, Matthew is the programming director for Montreal’s Les Voix Baroques and is an artistic consultant for the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. He is both a Juno and Grammy nominated artist and has recorded for Analekta, Atma, Channel Classics, CBC records, ASV, BIS, Naxos, Glossa, and Harmonia Mundi.


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