A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Matthew Sergeant's music has been commissioned and/or performed by leading performers and ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, ensemble 10/10, ensemble plus-minus, EXAUDI and the Nieuw Ensemble. His music is frequently performed both in the UK, throughout continental Europe and the USA. Matthew's music has also featured at major UK festivals, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the BMIC Cutting Edge Series in London. Matthew is also the recipient of a silver medal from London's Worshipful Company of Musicians and a former member of the SPNM Composers' Shortlist. Now a member of teaching staff at the Royal Northern College of Music, Matthew is currently reading for an AHRC fully-funded PhD at the University of Huddersfield, supervised by Bryn Harrison and Liza Lim.