Matt Smith (b.1984) studied flute with Ian Clarke, Phillipa Davis and Sarah Newbold, piccolo with Sharon Williams and composition with Adam Melvin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he graduated in 2007. Before starting at the Guildhall he attended Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet where he studied with Simon Walton. He was a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and also attended the junior school of the Guildhall.

Since leaving the Guildhall he now freelances as a flautist playing for different orchestras, shows and ensembles and has recorded for TV and Radio. He is the flautist in the Kariosa Ensemble who are a chamber ensemble that perform regularly at concert series around the UK and who are also proud to work with ‘Live Music Now’. See www.kariosaensemble.co.uk for more information. He also teaches at a number of schools where he directs and coaches various ensembles. Matt plays on a Brannen Cooper flute and an Anton Braun piccolo.



Whilst studying, his ‘Sonata No.1 for piccolo and piano’ was added to the Trinity Guildhall exam syllabus for grades 7 and 8. This lead to the work along with another being published by United Music Publishers in 2006. Since then his works have been performed at festivals and concerts in different countries around the world including the United States, Slovenia and Australia. In 2010 Matt was commissioned by Trinity Guildhall to write three new pieces for a new series of books entitled ‘Musical Moments’ which will form part of the new flute syllabus for 2013. Matt is honoured to have been awarded 1st place in the Jan Gippo International Piccolo Composition Competition 2013 for his work 'To the Nth Degree...'.

Please see www.ump.co.uk and www.trinitycollege.co.uk for information regarding Matt's work published by UMP and Trinity Guildhall exams

Matt is delighted to be conducting the Barnet Band and is looking forward to the 2013 concert season.