Matthew Truscott is a versatile violinist who shares his time between period instrument music and ‘modern’ performance, appearing with some of the finest musicians in both fields. He is leader of The Mozartists, as well as concertmaster of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and one of the leaders of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

In demand as a guest leader, his engagements in this capacity have included projects with the English National Opera, Dutch National Opera, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, The English Concert, Le Concert d’Astrée, The King’s Consort and Arcangelo. He is also leader of St James’s Baroque and the Magdalena Consort.

A keen chamber musician, recent recordings have included a set of Purcell Trio Sonatas with Retrospect Trio, a disc of Bach chamber music with Trevor Pinnock, Emmanuel Pahud and Jonathan Manson, and one of Haydn Piano Trios with Richard Lester and Simon Crawford-Phillips.

Matthew teaches baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London.