Matt Robinson is a London based pianist, composer and improviser, working primarily in jazz and contemporary music. As well as writing music for several of his own projects, he performs regularly around the UK in various collaborations and original music projects.
Matt studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the Edwin Samuel Dove prize and a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship upon graduation in 2012.
Since then, Matt has performed and recorded with many leading musicians on the UK scene and is a member of several regularly performing bands including Snowpoet, Reuben Fowler Big Band, Fini Bearman Group, Ollie Howell Quintet, Max Luthert’s Orbital, Alex Munk’s Flying Machines, Corrie Dick Group, Nick Costley-White Quartet and the Sam Rapley Group.
Matt is featured several critically acclaimed albums:
Impossible Things by Corrie Dick
Burn The Boat by Fini Bearman
Between Shadows by trumpeter/composer Reuben Fowler
Orbital by bassist Max Luthert
Sutures and Stitches by drummer Ollie Howell
The Reasons Don’t Change by Henry Spencer and Juncture
Matt also plays piano and keyboards in Snowpoet, a project of original songs led by Chris Hyson and Lauren Kinsella. An EP entitled Butterfly was released in December 2014 followed by a debut album in January 2016.
Over the past few years, Matt has also worked on several collaborative projects with composer Nigel Morgan, including a piece entitled 15 Images which also involved textile artist Alice Fox and software designer Phil Legard in combining visualisations and digitally notated scores.
“Robinson’s own playing draws you in with improvisations that have purpose and meaning.” – LondonJazz blog
“Matt Robinson, a recent graduate of RAM, is rapidly making his presence felt on the UK scene.” – Lance, Bebop Spoken Here
“Robinson is also an impressive composer and this fact allied to the quality of his performance on this album suggests that he has a very bright future ahead of him.” – Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann
“The long Mehldau-like piano intro to the graceful For Anya highlights resourceful young pianist Matt Robinson’s spontaneity” – John Fordham, The Guardian