Matt is a composer and cellist based in West London who has had a very varied career crossing as many musical boundaries as possible. From premiering a John Tavener work as part of the BBC Proms season to performing on the G stage at Glastonbury festival to London Jazz Festival at The Barbican, he has worked with a broad range of artists and composers across the musical spectrum.
Highlights include co-writing and performing a re-scoring of the classic 1957 film Mother India with DJ Tigerstyle in venues including Sydney Opera House, Prospect Park in NYC, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Esplanade Park in Singapore (‘We think the cinematic experience of the summer has to be Mother India 21st Century Remix’, The Telegraph, ‘A powerful and moving glimpse of a challenging, unwieldy masterpiece’, The Guardian), and performing cello on TV dramas that include Channel 4’s Humans for composer Sarah Warne, Sky’s The Five for composer Mike Jennings and Doctor Who for composer Segun Akinola.
Matt is an active recording session player who has also recorded for films, documentaries, adverts and AAA games. Film and media composers he has recorded for include Henry Lai, Ian Honeyman, Ian Livingstone, James O’Connell, Jerome Leroy, Michael Maidment, Mike Jennings, Peter Linn, Philip Guyler, Romain Paillot, Sarah Warne and Segun Akinola.
Matt is available for remote sessions to record cello for your tracks and projects with years of experience in recording remotely. He is happy to work from standard scores, lead sheets, MIDI files and is a skilled improviser. If you are based in London or the South East of the UK then he can also attend recording sessions in person. Contact matt for a quote.
The cello is recorded in Cubase with an AKG C414 microphone through a Focusrite ISA pre-amp into an RME audio interface. Contact matt for more information about a remote or non-remote studio recording. All fees are based on the UK Musician’s Union standard rates.
3 times world champion scratch DJ
Matt Constantine is my ‘go-to’ cellist and keyboardist as he is versatile in most music genres and a brilliant classical/experimental producer.
CEO of Kala Phool and Rising Styles
Working with Matt from the outset on our MI21 production has been an absolute pleasure. With Matt’s detail to attention and passion for absolute perfection results in an exceptional collaboration.
Producer Kool G Rap, Sage Francis, Saigon
I’ve worked with Matt for well over 5 years and have him for his exceptional cello and piano playing on tracks I’ve done with the likes of: Kool G Rap, Saigon, Richard Darbyshire.
He has a great ear for music and melodies and he has never let me down and always adds something special and unique to tracks and scores that he has done. I can not thank him and recommend his services highly enough.
Producer/Mixer Suzerain, Amplifier, Depeche Mode, Laura Pausini
I have had the privilege of working with Matt on various projects, as Cellist, Strings arranger and programmer. He is always my first choice in those roles with creativity, patience and professionalism in all the projects he is involved with.
I highly recommend Matt as a musician and source of inspiration though his work.