In 1996 Matthew Allsop made his professional debut with the organ and electric guitar work Uncarved at the church of Saint-Roche, Paris.

He studied composition and guitar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, winning the Dinah Wolfe Award for composition. Subsequently he undertook further study at Berklee College, Boston.

Recent work has included a live performance in Trafalgar Square with brass quintet and a solo guitar concert at the Villa Giustiniani in Treviso, Italy, in which he performed pieces by Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro, Leo Brouwer and others.

Matthew has worked extensively in contemporary music as a guitarist. He has performed in Boston, Paris, Glasgow (Contemporary Centre of Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery) and Edinburgh (The City Arts Centre).

Recent projects included a new work for brass quintet, and his sights are set on expanding the repertory for the electric guitar.

Matamp London provides the option for people in London and the south to experience a Matamp amplifier before buying. Since each Matamp is custom built to order, there may be many things to be decided. Valve type is a consideration, as each has its own tonal quality and with a consultation and demonstration, needs can be discussed and experienced.

CONTACT: Matthew Allsop at or telephone: 07974316405

Matthew's London Studio

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“Quietly luminous, contemplative and assured in its sensitivity, this is an impressive piece, muted and distant like something heard when on the edge of sleep.” The Glasgow Herald on Matthew’s award-winning piece 'Only the Child Cries'.