Artist, interpreter and researcher as in one, passionately keen on contemporary music, Matteo Cesari (Bologna, 1985) has played as a soloist worldwide, from Europe to China, from Australia to the United States. His musical career path has taken him from his native Italy to the CNSMD de Paris and the Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne), where he obtained his doctor degree with the highest honour (congratulations from the jury) in April 2015, specializing in interpretation, research and practice, with his thesis on the interpretation of time in L’orologio di Bergson of Salvatore Sciarrino
and Carceri d’Invenzione IIb of Brian Ferneyhough. Laureate of many international competitions, he also won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt.
Matteo has collaborated with numerous soloists of his generation such as the singers Stéphane Degout and Barbara Hannigan, the harpists Anneleen Lenaerts and Émilie Gastaud. As a soloist he has played with the BBC Scottish Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has worked with some of the most well-renowned composers, conductors and artists of his time such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Péter Eötvös, Matthias Pintscher, Tito Ceccherini, Ivan Fedele, Hugues Dufourt, Stefano Gervasoni, Bruno Mantovani, Michael Finnissy and Pierluigi Billone.
He has given many masterclasses and seminars organized by the Conservatory of Shanghai (China), Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) and University of London (UK). On a very regular base, he works as a teaching assistant in the composition class of Salvatore at Accademia Chigiana of Siena in Italy.
Recently, Matteo was invited by Maurizio Pollini to participate as soloist to his Pollini Project at the Toppan Hall in Tokyo and at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.