Sydney-born Mathew Levy began his musical journey playing both percussion and violin. He holds a First Class Honours degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has completed post-graduate study at the Australian National Academy of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Before joining Orchestra Victoria in 2019, Mathew worked as a freelancer throughout Australia and overseas, performing with the Melbourne, Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Australian World Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Ballet Sinfonia. He has toured extensively, travelling to Europe, the USA, England and China, playing in prestigious venues such as the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Konzerthaus, Sydney Opera House, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Mathew is a past winner of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Award, the Reuben Scarf Award for Percussion, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition.
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Mathew enjoys spending time outdoors, and in his free time can often be found surfing, hiking and rock climbing.