Matthew began his singing career whilst being a student at the Church Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia with teacher Frantisek Malatinec (trained by Anna Hrusovska-Prosencova who was also a teacher of famous Lucia Popp) and shortly after he had graduated from his 6-year studies Matthew has been quickly gaining recognition as an artist of exceptional expressivity in both operatic and concert field covering an extensive repertoire.
From 2006-2011 Matthew was a principal soloist at the State Theatre in Kosice, Slovakia where he sang the roles such as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Captain Zuniga in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni and many others.
Matthew also regularly performed with the Kosice Opera House in Fert?r�kos (Kroisbach) Cave Theater in Hungary, including some world premieres of new operas.
Since August 2012 Matthew has been touring with Co-Opera Co. in the UK singing the role of Sarastro and Speaker in Magic Flute and the role of Commendatore in Don Giovanni.
“Impressive, dramatic and nuanced” (Antonin Dvorak – the grandson of a famous Czech composer – International Singing Competition of Antonin Dvorak in 2005)
“The Sarastro sounded excellent” (Peter Dvorsky – Operatic Tenor – Aria of Sarastro – Christmas Concert 2009)
“Matthew Tomko makes an impression as a resolute Commendatore” (Edward Bhesania – The Stage Magazine – Don Giovanni with Co Opera Co.)
“Matthew Tomko brings suitable drama and bass depths to the Commendatore” (Susan Elkin – The Stage Magazine – Don Giovanni with Co Opera Co.)