Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Featured member - Matthew Potts

I am an 18 year old musician, composer/producer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist from Shropshire in the United Kingdom. I play piano, violin, clarinet and sing. In the past, I’ve played the City of Birmingham symphony youth orchestra and played at Birminghams Symphony Hall. As well as this, I’ve also performed at venues such as Shrewsbury Abbey for weddings, and done numerous church events & charity concerts in Shropshire. Recently, I received at Merit in my ABRSM grade 8 violin exam. Currently I play violin in the Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra and have also conducted Schuberts ‘Symphony No. 8’.

I have a love for all music, and I also enjoy writing songs. In 2022, to assist with being a producer and to become a better songwriter, I started having singing lessons in order to help me when it comes to working in the studio with other singers and creating my own songs. I am currently working on my LCM grade 6 pop singing exam.

Additionally, as a freelance composer, I currently collaborate with film and game directors/developers, composing music, and working on sound design for their projects. One of my recent projects includes composing the music for a romcom/horror film ‘Christina’ which premiered at the Mockingbird Cinema in the Custard Factory, Birmingham.

With a passion for theme parks, I have also worked with Alton Towers, and even interviewed Simon Allen, the musical director and entertainments manager of the resort. In my spare time, I compose music and audio for rides and attractions at theme parks.

I achieved a grade 9 in GCSE Music and I am currently studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology & Production at Birmingham Ormiston Academy, as-well as taking A Level Music. I am keen to keep up my instrumental skills up, currently working on a teaching diploma for the violin and ABRSM grade 6 piano.