Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer who “writes with an honesty which enchants” (Vancouver Sun). His music has been performed across North America (Canada, USA), Europe (England, France, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland), Asia and Oceania (China, New Zealand, South Korea) and has been heard on national television and radio both in Canada and USA. Matthew is the recipient of the ACDA Raymond W. Brock prize (USA) and the ACCC Diane Loomer award for Choral Writing (Canada), among many other awards from across North America. Matthew was recently honoured with the prestigious William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Award from the University of Toronto.
Matthew studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian League of Composers and is composer-in-residence with the Amabile Choirs of London Canada, ORIANA Women’s Choir in Toronto, That Choir and the Exultate Chamber Singers. His music is available on many commercially released albums, including a Juno nominated disc from the Canadian Chamber Choir and a composer’s retrospective disc by the Amabile Choirs of London released on the Centrediscs label. In 2016 he was named one of the hottest classical musicians under 30 by the CBC.
His music published by many houses in Canada, Finland and the United States of America.