Matthew Farrell is an experienced cello teacher in the Brisbane region and online. A long-standing member of the Queensland Conservatorium sessional string staff (Griffith University from 1989), Matthew Farrell has taught cello in Tasmanian and Victorian schools and at Canberra School of Music, University of Southern Queensland and University of Queensland. He has taught cello, chamber music, pedagogy and his experience includes teaching young children through to bachelor and masters levels.
Matthew has been a member of the Victorian String Quartet and Principal Cello at Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. A founding member of the contemporary quartet, LOCANA, he has given numerous solo performances with major Australian orchestras including concerti by Barry Conyngham, Elgar, Sullivan, Haydn, Vivaldi, Handel and Saint-Saens, and world premieres of concerti by Kent Farbach and Moya Henderson. Matthew is also Chair of MBSQ Ltd which runs two major Arts Festivals and three radio stations including 4MBS Classic FM and Silver Memories.
Matthew is a successful executive manager with 12 years experience as Director-Orchestra Management at Queensland Symphony Orchestra.