MATTHEW GEE (b 1982 )
Matthew Gee has been principal trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010, and also holds principal positions with the Aurora Orchestra and Septura. He is on the teaching faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and is an active soloist.
His passion for the trombone has driven him to release two solo albums—Paradiso e inferno, and Matthew Gee’s Amazing Sliding Circus. Gee has performed with orchestras and ensembles all over the world and has recorded many film and television scores.
After studies at King’s College London and the Royal College of Music, Gee joined the Orchestra of Scottish Opera as section principal trombone, also performing with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago and the Orchestra of Opera North. Further study saw Matthew attend the Hochschule der Künste Bern, where he was awarded the Eduard Tschumi award. As a soloist Gee has performed internationally and has had a number of works written for him. He has performed and taken masterclasses at many festivals. Gee is President of the British Trombone Society and takes an active part in promoting the trombone and developing its repertoire. He is a Getzen artist.