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MEB Music

The compositions and arrangements of Matthew Birkett

Matthew Birkett (1989- ) is a contemporary composer and arranger of music for British-style brass band.

Born in south Lancashire, Matthew learnt piano from a young age, followed by clarinet. At age 12, the brass band bug bit him, and he was hooked. He began on tenor horn, and via euphonium and bass trombone he now plays tuba.

Matthew has always enjoyed playing in lower section, friendly bands, as well as composition and arranging in his spare time. He presently plays for the City of Chester Brass Band in the north west of England, having previously been associated with Parr (St. Helens) Band and Burneside Brass from Cumbria.

Day to day, Matthew is a trained general nurse who works at a local hospital, and is married to a cornet player- they met in a band!