Matthew Secombe graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2020 and currently studies privately with John Evans. He will start his Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in September. Matthew’s 2021-22 engagements have included bass solos for Beethoven’s Mass in C with East Cornwall Bach Choir, and playing the roles of Wang Feng, Hua An and the Crab General for the world premiere of The Monk of the River by Anna Vienna Ho at Tête-à-Tête opera festival. He has also performed in voice-viola-piano trio recitals at the Royal College of Music, and at St Margaret’s Church, Putney. In June and July 2022 he will be playing the role of Masetto in Surrey Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Other performances have included the roles of the Dog and the Milkman in Hans Krasa’s children’s opera Brundibar with Boco Arts, and Handel’s Messiah solos at Truro Cathedral.