A graduate of Wits University and former head of music at St. James School, Johannesburg, Mattheu had opportunities to participate in master classes in Weiz, London and The Juilliard and completed his Master’s in Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama) in June 2013. At the age of 28, he has guest-conducted the Bulgarian State Philharmonic, the Orpheus Sinfonia in London and the Kamerphilharmonie Graz and was one of two classical musicians profiled in the 2011 edition of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans. He also received a special mention in Jansen’s book “Great South African Teachers” (2012). Matheu has resumed teaching at St.James on a part-time basis and will conduct a number of performances of the South African National Youth Orchestra in 2014. Married to a Singaporean, Matheu divides his time between Johannesburg, Hong Kong and London.
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