Matthew Buswell (Musical Director)

Avon Singers are delighted to have Matt on board – he has taken us to a different level and we feel so proud to work with such a talented musician.

Matthew Buswell

Matthew Buswell trained at the Royal College of Music (RCM), completing a Master’s Degree in Performance, with Distinction, as well as a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. 

In recent years Matthew made his débuts at the Opéra de Lyon, as Soldat Der Kreidekreis, at Grange Park Opera as Samuele Un ballo in maschera and at Longborough Festival Opera as Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea. In 2019, Matthew returned to the Opéra de Lyon to perform TempoNettuno and Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria also making his début at the Lyon Auditorium as the bass soloist in Bach St Matthew Passion. Matthew also returned to Longborough Festival Opera to perform Lord Rochefort Anna Bolena.

In the 2019/2020 season Matthew revived the role of Death Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Loud Crowd in London, returned to Opéra de Lyon to sing the roles of Le Fauteuil / L’arbre L’enfant et les Sortilèges and Jago Ernani and made his role and venue début as Fasolt Das Rheingold at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with The Birmingham Philharmonic under Michael Lloyd. In 2021 Matthew returned to Opéra de Lyon as Saint Peter / Farmer Der Mond and Longborough Festival Opera as Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

Matthew has recently settled in Oxford with his partner and has embarked on teacher training in secondary mathematics. He has, however, maintained his commitments with various choirs and musical organisations.

“One of my relatively new weekly highlights is a Monday night rehearsal with the Avon Singers. Their commitment to exploring and developing their choral sound is refreshing and infectious. I am constantly amazed by their passion. Thank you for making my job so amazing!”

Matthew Buswell