Colin Matthews is a Fellow of the Institute of Composing. He is Composer-in- Association with the Hallé, for whom he completed his orchestrations of Debussy's 24 Preludes in 2007. His violin concerto for Leila Josefowicz and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra was premiered in October 2009, with further performances worldwide. Current commissions include works for the London Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Elias Quartet. He is Founder and Executive Producer of NMC Recordings, and Executive Administrator of the Holst Foundation. He has been co-director with Oliver Knussen of the Aldeburgh Composition Course since 1992. He holds honorary posts with several universities and is Prince Consort Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music.