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Matthew Kofi was born in Geneva‚ of Anglo-Ghanaian descent‚ and studied at the Royal College of Music‚ Guildhall School of Music and Drama‚ and read music at Fitzwilliam College‚ Cambridge. After a 10-year career as an opera singer he swiftly gained a reputation as a dynamic young conductor‚ receiving plaudits for his collaborative approach and his detailed‚ dramatic readings. Matthew Kofi was a ‘Newcomer’ nominee in the International Opera Awards 2017‚ and held the ENO Mackerras Fellowship 2016-18.

Most recent and upcoming engagements include ’Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (Linbury/ Royal Opera House and Opera Holland Park)‚ ’Texting Heer’ (workshop- Linbury/ Royal Opera House)‚ ’The Marriage of Figaro’ (English National Opera)‚ ’Paul Bunyan’ (ENO at Wilton’s Music Hall)‚ ’Don Giovanni’ Opera North‚ ’Un Ballo in Maschera’‚ ’La Traviata’‚ ’La Rondine’ Opera Holland Park‚ ’Les Mamelles de Tirésias’‚ ’Gianni Schicchi’ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland‚ ’Pelléas Unwrapped’ (an exploration of ’Pelléas et Mélisande’) Scottish Opera. His acclaimed studio recording of Will Todd’s ’Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ on Signum Classics entered the official specialist classical chart at number one.

Matthew Kofi has a long-standing association with Opera Holland Park‚ for whom he has conducted critically-acclaimed performances of ’La Traviata’‚ ’La Rondine’‚ ’La Bohème’‚ ’Lakmé’‚ ’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’‚ ’Les Pêcheurs de Perles’‚ ’Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’‚ ’Gianni Schicchi’‚ ’Zanetto’‚ ’Rigoletto’‚ and ’Fantastic Mr Fox’. He was conductor of the inaugural Christine Collins Young Artist Programme in 2012 and previously held the position of Chorus Master.

Further engagements include ’The Yeomen of the Guard’ G&S Opera Company‚ ’La Traviata’ Opera Lyrica‚ ’Strekosa I Muravej’ Tête a Tête and Grimeborn‚ and performances at Chelsea Flower Show‚ Wilderness‚ Camp Bestival‚ Harvest‚ and Watercity festivals. As an assistant and cover conductor engagements in past seasons included ’La bohème’‚ ’Don Giovanni’‚ ’The Barber of Seville’‚ ’The Vision of Cleopatra’ (Havergal Brian CD) English National Opera‚ ’Pelléas et Mélisande’ Scottish Opera. Matthew Kofi has assisted conductors including Mark Wigglesworth‚ Martyn Brabbins‚ Sir Mark Elder‚ Xian Zhang‚ Stuart Stratford and John Owen Edwards.

In recent seasons Matthew Kofi has conducted the City of London Sinfonia‚ Orchestra of English National Opera‚ Orchestra of Opera North‚ Orchestra of Scottish Opera‚ National Festival Orchestra and London Mozart Players.

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