|'This young voice portrayed sincerity in the lieder idiom with admirable fluency'
Otago Daily Times, 2000
|'Singer an evangelist for
Otago Daily Times, 2004
|'Matthew's interpretation of these songs showed his thorough understanding of their meaning and he conveyed this knowledge through his complete immersion in the music'
The Critic, 2000
|'Leese sang the role of Jesus with intensity and a gift for line and lilt'
|How refreshing it was to hear a lyric baritone break down the stronghold of the leather-lunged basso to deliver immaculately crafted vocal lines that relied on intelligent interpretation.
The Tribune, 2005
Georgina Joshi, dear friend
composer, conductor and bass
Chris Carducci ,
baritone of extraorindary ability
tenor and conductor
|'Leese sang...exceptionally well, with an appealingly pure, unaffected vocal timbre and great sensitivity'
|Director of Music
Service of Music by John Blow with baroque strings
First Presbyterian of Urbana, October 25th 2009 9am Cnr Green and Orchard
UI Oratorio Society, Brass Choir and soloists
Urbana, November 6th 2009 7.30pm Krannert Center
Guest Artists at AMS National Conference
Philadelphia, November 14th 2009 12pm St Clement Church
Guest Conductor: Tudor Consort of Wellington
Heinrich Schutz: Musikalische Exequien
Monteverdi's ORFEO for Opera Otago
Dunedin, NZ September-October 2010
Matthew's new CD , recorded with Opera star sister Anna Leese
New Zealand Poets in Song
Songs of Anthony Ritchie
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