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Sally Matthews

Sally Matthews was the winner of the 1999 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before joining the Royal Opera Young Artists Programme from 2001 to 2003.

Current and future plans include her Vienna Staatsoper début as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni); Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Glyndebourne Festival; Sifare (Mitridate) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (ROH); Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and the title role in Handel's Deidamia for Netherlands Opera; Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at the Theater an der Wien; Schumann's Paradies und die Peri with Sir Simon Rattle and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe; R Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder with Robin Ticciati and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; and the world première of Toshia Hosokawa's Sternlose Nacht with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Kent Nagano in Baden-Baden.

Other recent concert appearances have included Carmina Burana; Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Schumann's Paradies und die Peri with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle; the Schumann also with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding; Elijah at the Saito Kinen Festival, Japan with Seiji Ozawa; Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and Michael Tilson Thomas; Berg's Seven Early Songs with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda; Messiaen's Poèmes pourMi with the LSO and Daniel Harding; Haydn's The Creation with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis in London and New York, and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Mark Elder in London; and Haydn's The Seasons at the BBC Proms with Roger Norrington and with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Andrew Manze.

Sally has appeared frequently in recital and was part of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme. In 2008 she made her recital début at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam with Simon Lepper and future recitals include a recital at La Monnaie, Brussels, as well as return invitations to the Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall.