Canadian bass Matthew Li's work sees him regularly appearing as a concert soloist, with highlights including the role of Jesus in Johannes-Passion (Schütz), and the bass solos in Messe des Morts(Charpentier), Requiem (Biber), Missa in Angustiis (Haydn), Choral Fantasy (Beethoven), Coronation Mass (Mozart), and Requiem (Fauré). On the opera stage, he has performed in a concert production of Don Giovanni as Masetto and Il Commendatore, and as a chorus member in full productions of The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier), Carmen (Mississauga Symphony Orchestra), Gianni Schicchi(Amalfi Coast Music Festival), and Paul Bunyan (University of Toronto Opera). An ardent choral singer as well, Matthew can easily be found in Toronto's professional choral scene, where he sings with the The Elora Festival Singers and the St. James Cathedral Choir.
Throughout his training at the University of Toronto and in musical programs abroad, Matthew has had many opportunities to work with some of the finest educators and performers in classical music, including John Relyea, Timothy Noble, Peter Harvey, and Victoria Livengood. Currently, Matthew is in his undergraduate studies in voice performance at the University of Toronto, where he studies under renowned Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor. In the 2017/2018 season, he looks forward to debuting as a soloist with Tafelmusik in their program titled Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation, making his debut with the Toronto City Opera as Sarastro in their production of The Magic Flute, and working with the University of Toronto Opera Division in all of their major opera productions this year.