matthew leese
'This young voice portrayed sincerity in the lieder idiom with admirable fluency'
Otago Daily Times, 2000
'Singer an evangelist for
medieval music'
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
Curriculum Vitae
'Leese sang the role of Jesus with intensity and a gift for line and lilt'
Herald-Times, 2005
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

In Memoriam
Georgina Joshi, dear friend
and soprano

Robert Samels,
composer, conductor and bass
Chris Carducci ,
baritone of extraorindary ability
Zachary Novak
tenor and conductor
'Leese sang...exceptionally well, with an appealingly pure, unaffected vocal timbre and great sensitivity'
News-Gazette, 2006
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
September 2010

Musical Director
Monteverdi's ORFEO for Opera Otag
Dunedin, NZ September-October 201

Matthew's new CD , recorded with  Opera star sister Anna Leese
now available:
New Zealand Poets in Song

Songs of Anthony
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