About Matthew | 郭光正
He has been involved in vocal training and singing for more than ten years. He is a competent pianist, having passed Grade 8 in piano performance (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London). Matthew then proceeded to pursue singing, passing Grade 8 (ABRSM) in Voice with distinction and receiving his Associate Diploma (ATCL) in Voice from Trinity College (London, England).
In 2004 Matthew won the top title in the MOE X Factor Elite challenge talent competition. Matthew’s original composition was one of the three compositions selected for the finals in the Rhapsody 2002 competition’s song-writing category. In July 2005, Matthew was invited to sing a Solo Item from “The Phantom of the Opera” during a farewell ceremony for Dr Ng Eng Hen and sang for then-President Nathan and his government dignitaries at the Istana in January 2011.
In 2009 Matthew recorded and launched his fifth album entitled “My Romance”. Produced by internationally renowned jazz musician Professor Jeremy Monteiro, this album contains a unique and enchanting fusion of jazz and musical theatre numbers.
In 2012, Matthew has produced his sixth album “Inspirited”. Distributed by Integrity Media regionally and internationally, ‘Inspirited” contains inspiring and moving semi-classical musical pieces which showcase Matthew’s talents, and will propel him onto the international music scene.
On the 6th July to the 15th July 2012, Matthew represented Singapore in a prestigious overseas competition- the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Los Angeles Hollywood. (Refer to website http://www.wcopa.com/)
This project was officially endorsed by the National Arts Council of Singapore.
Matthew received a partial scholarship by WCOPA itself, and also was granted a subsidy from NAC.
He obtained a silver medal in the senior vocal category of the World Championship of performing arts held at Los Angeles Hollywood. The Senior category was one of the most competitive groups in the competition as many contestants were expected to perform at a professional level.
Matthew is poised to take his music and voice to the world!