Organist: Matthew J Edwards

Matthew J Edwards
Matthew Edwards, born in Hampshire in 1976, first studied the organ with Robin Walker at St Michael’s Parish Church in Aldershot, where he was also a chorister. After Sixth Form College he moved on to King Alfred’s University College in Winchester, receiving organ tuition from Christopher Monks at Winchester Cathedral. He was then appointed Organ Scholar at Peterborough Cathedral, spending time as both Acting Assistant and Acting Master of the Music. In 1998 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at The Cathedral Church of St Paul in Dundee, at just 21 becoming the youngest Cathedral director of music in Britain. After a period of freelance work, including posts in St Andrews and Dundee; Matthew was appointed Director of Music at Alloa West Church in March 2002 where he spent just over six years. Since then he has undertaken performances throughout the UK and has appeared on many broadcasts and recordings.

In 2005 he graduated from the Open University with an honours degree in Music, Mathematics and Computing. In 2018 he graduated with a Masters degree, his fifth with the Open University. Matt continues his studies and is planning to continue on to PhD level. He holds fellowships from various colleges including London College of Music and Victoria College of Music.

After seven years as Director of Music at the famous Thomas Coats Memorial Church - the "Baptist Cathedral of Europe" in Paisley, Matt is now Director of Music at Bothwell Parish Church, Scotland's only collegiate church still open for worship "The Cathedral of Lanarkshire".

Matt is a member of the Cathedral Organists Association and the Royal College of Organists. He is in high demand as a performer, arranger, conductor and teacher.

You can contact Matt directly by email