Matthew Rickard studied at the University of Surrey and the Royal Academy of Music where he specialised in piano accompaniment. Matthew's teachers included Michael Dussek and Clive Williamson.
Matthew is currently accompanist to the award-winning Farnham Youth Choir and Horsley Choral Society as well working with many other groups on a freelance basis.
Matthew has been involved in several evenings of Words and Music with Sir Terry Waite, including a recent appearance at the Guernsey Literary Festival
Matthew has recorded several CDs for the EM Records and Toccata Classics labels and has also played live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme.