150th Anniversary Feature: Blind Lutenist Matthew Wadsworth

Oct 22, 2018, 03:20 PM

This year marks charity RNIB’s 150th Anniversary and to celebrate we’ve reached out to inspiring figures to talk about their achievements and living with sight loss.

Matthew Wadsworth is a world-renowned lutenist who has performed in festivals and concert halls across Europe and North America.

Throughout his career Matthew has worked with talent from all over the world, amongst them vocalists Carolyn Sampson and James Gilchrist as well as guitarist John Williams. This year, Matthew is set to premier his theorbo concerto in Hong Kong, before going on a tour with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Speaking with RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley, Matthew explains what drew him to playing lute.

You can join our Anniversary celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #RNIB150.