Matilda Lloyd

Matilda Lloyd

TRUMPET

Representation: General Management

Credit: Andrew J McCoy

Overview

British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd is a young artist of exceptional sensitivity and virtuosity. She has built an impressive foundation to her career, winning the Brass Final of the 2014 Young Musician of the Year and going on to be Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra. In 2017, she won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, and makes her international debut with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen this season. In Summer 2018, she makes her debut at Wigmore Hall.

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Full Biography

Hailed as “remarkable” by the Daily Telegraph, British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd is a fast-rising young artist with exceptional poise and musicality. Aged 22, Matilda is captivating audiences with her artistry and communication, her flawless technique and the unique character she brings to each and every work.

In 2014, Matilda was winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final, and in 2016, gave her BBC Proms solo debut, performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Philharmonic and Alpesh Chauhan. The following year, Matilda won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, France, an achievement which leads her to an international concert debut in Spring 2019 with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen.

Matilda regularly performs with leading orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra (for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night) and London Mozart Players. In March 2018, she was chosen to replace Tine Thing Helseth for a celebration of International Women’s Day with the Manchester Camerata under Jessica Cottis.

In May 2018, Matilda received a Hattori Foundation Senior Award and a Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Postgraduate Award. As a Park Lane Group Young Artist, she has performed at prestigious London venues such as St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’ Piccadilly. In Summer 2018 she makes debuts at the Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire and at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Alongside her success as a soloist, Matilda has gained much recognition as an orchestral player. She was Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra in 2016 and 2017, touring Europe under Bernard Haitink, Gianandrea Noseda and Vasily Petrenko. Prior to this, Matilda held the position of Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, working with Edward Gardner and receiving critical acclaim for her First Trumpet part in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony at London’s Barbican.

A keen chamber musician, Matilda has led the EUYO Brass Quintet at prestigious engagements such as the opening of the EU Residency Building in Amsterdam and at the Austrian Embassy in London, and the EUYO Brass Dectet in various venues across Europe.

Matilda graduated with a First Class degree in Music from Cambridge University in June 2017 and is currently continuing her studies with a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While studying at the Academy with Mark David, Matilda has also participated in masterclasses with Håkan Hardenberger as a Britten Pears Young Artist, sponsored by the Royal Warrant Holders Association Alan Britten Bursary, and with Eric Aubier, Jeroen Berwaerts and Wim van Hasselt.

Matilda releases her debut album Direct Message on the Orchid Classics Label in October 2018, featuring 20th and 21st century works for trumpet and piano with pianist John Reid.

Promoters please note: if you wish to include this biography in a concert programme etc, please contact Hazard Chase to ensure that you receive the most up to date version. Email: Sarah Mansfield

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News

Matilda Lloyd signs to Hazard Chase

July 2nd, 2018

Young British trumpeter joins the roster

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Reviews

BBC Proms Debut / BBC Ten Pieces Proms

“Matilda Lloyd demonstrated her dexterity and elan in the finale of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto”

Brian Barford, Classical Source, July 2016

 

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Live broadcast on Radio 2 / BBC Concert Orchestra

“The truly memorable artist on the bill is Matilda Lloyd…She’s remarkable.”

Gillian Reynolds, Telegraph Review, Pick of the Week, February 2015

 

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Petrushka / National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms

“The flirty Ballerina’s trumpet taken by the right sex – Matilda Lloyd, surely an Alison Balsom in the making, who went on to offer sassy vibrato in the Pas de deux with the Moor.”

David Nice, The Arts Desk, August 2014

 

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BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award

“Flawless technique, a degree of artistry and communication…that only the finest performers possess”

Kenneth Crookston, British Bandsman Magazine, May 2014

 

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Mahler’s 5th Symphony / National Youth Orchestra / Barbican, London

“Matilda Lloyd’s halting, edgy trumpet solo was among the best I have heard in this work.”

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, January 2014

 

“Displaying nerves of steel, Matilda Lloyd, set the juggernaut in magnificent motion with her doom-laden solo”

John Allison, The Telegraph

 

“From her first difficult and cruelly exposed fanfare to her final notes, she played impeccably, with great assurance, a secure technique and a beauty of sound that some professional colleagues I have heard would wish they had.”

Jim Pritchard, Seen & Heard International

 

“Inspiring…Matilda Lloyd coolly blasting away the cobwebs as Paul Daniel gave the downbeat on Mahler’s 5th symphony”

Neil Fisher, The Times

 

“Pursing her lips in preparation for the introductory fanfare of Mahler’s 5th Symphony must rank among the most terrifying moments of…Matilda Lloyd’s life, but her grace under pressure set the tone for a sublimely assured traversal of the work”

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

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Artist Manager

Laura Swarbrick (Cambridge)
laura.swarbrick@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706028

Assistant Artist Manager

Sarah Mansfield (Cambridge)
sarah.mansfield@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706419