Tahu Matheson

Tahu Matheson



Background: Studied piano with Kalle Randalu in Germany, and with Oleg Stepanov and Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he completed his Master of Music. Member of the music staff at Opera Australia since 2007 and is a frequent accompanist for international artists including Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Yvonne Kenny and Emma Matthews

OA repertoire: Assistant conductor: Capriccio

Other Companies: Performed the Rachmaninov Preludes Op 23 and world première of Ten Concert Studies for Piano, written for him by Edwin Carr (New Zealand International Festival of the Arts - recorded on CD for international release by Kiwi Pacific Records). Soloist in the major concert venues throughout Australia and New Zealand, toured for Musica Viva and Chamber Music New Zealand, and been broadcast on New Zealand and Australian radio and television. Conducted a new opera, Nelson, for the Trafalgar Bicentenary. Has conducted many concerts, and in 2008 conducted a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for the 4MBS Festival in Brisbane.