Matthew Pope, harpsichord
Matthew Pope, DMA, is a solo and collaborative pianist, adjudicator, and teacher in London, Ontario. A graduate of the DMA program at Western University (London, ON), Dr. Pope's research and performance interests focus on French repertoire of the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries, with a particular focus on the works of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) and Claude Debussy (1862-1918).
During his academic career, Dr. Pope studied with John-Paul Bracey, Dr. Brett Kingsbury, and Stephan Sylvestre, and won numerous scholarships and awards, including the UWO Gold Medal for Piano Performance in 2013, and two Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2014 and 2018). He also spent three weeks studying with Jean-Paul Sevilla in France during the summer of 2012, and is a former student of pianist, Ron Greidanus (Georgetown, ON). Dr. Pope enjoys working in collaborative settings as a pianist and orchestral continuo player (on both harpsichord and organ) and has worked with conductors Lydia Adams, Charles Demuynck, Mervin Fick, Ron Greidanus, Simone Luti, Dr. Patrick Murray, Tyrone Paterson, Stephane Potvin, and Robert Raines (1947-2011).
Matthew is an avid performer as a pianist, harpsichordist, and organist, and has performed as a soloist and/or ensemble player with numerous groups in the GTA, including the Georgetown Bach Chorale, the Bach Elgar Choir (Hamilton, ON), the Masterworks of Oakville Choir, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, the Mississauga Chamber Singers, and the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and Kammerchor London and Magisterra Soloists in London, ON. In addition, Dr. Pope is President for the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association's London Branch, and is the Music Director and Board Member for Luke's Place, a mission of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, located in London, ON, which focuses on serving the student community where the mission is located.