Principal Eb Bass - Matthew Harris

Principal Eb Bass - Matthew Harris

Matthew is currently studying Music and Commerce at the University of Canterbury. He began his musical career at the age of eight when he was made a chorister of the Christchurch Cathedral Choir. Matthew learned the Tuba at the age of 11 and has played in Brass Bands ever since. He became a member of Canterbury Brass in 2014 and was appointed the Principal Bass. As well as playing for Canterbury and still singing at the cathedral, Matthew plays the Double Bass for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Over his career, he has played for the National Secondary Schools’ Band, National Youth Band, NZ Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Matthew hopes to continue his musical career after he graduates.