Matthew Goddard graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with an Honours Degree in Music Performance and in June 1999 was appointed to his current position as Principal Timpanist in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
In 1998 he spent 6 months working as Guest Timpanist with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan and in June 1999 was appointed to his current position as Principal Timpanist in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Matthew also plays in a percussion duo, Mattra, with Tracey Patten.
Performing as Woof!
Woof! is a Melboune-based percussion ensemble and has been broadcast both on 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM. It has premiered a number of Australian works and its membership is drawn from all over Australia.
One of International Record Review's "Best Discs of 2000". Nominated for Best Classical CD at the 2001 Aria Awards. This album was performed on authentic instruments including Grainger's own staff bells and steel marimba. Many previously unrecorded works are included.