June – November 2024
Matteo Sarti
Born in 1980, he graduated in piano at the Musical Institute «Pietro Mascagni» of Livorno with honors. While learning the solo repertoire began his chamber music studying with Maestro Riccardo Cecchetti (member of the Trio Intimae Voices). Numerous performances as soloist, also harpsichordist and chamber musician. He continued his training chamber with Maestro Alessandro Specchi.
Winner of the audition for the Italian Youth Orchestra in 2001, began his concert activity in Italy and abroad as soloist (Concertino premiere of Luis de Pablo for two pianos and string orchestra) in various chamber ensembles and orchestras OGI and Vincenzo Galilei under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda, Gabriele Ferro, Daniele Gatti, David Geringas recording for RAI radio and tv. Furthered his studies at the Academy of Musical Theatre Cinghio of Parma under the guidance of Maestro Alberto Miodini (member of Trio di Parma), recipient of Federal Scholarship for foreign artists, he obtained with honors diplomas in «Interpretation and Performance» under the guidance of Nora Doallo and «Piano Pedagogy» under the guidance of Roberto Braccini at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.
Finally he achieved Master of specialization as a soloist under the guidance of Nora Doallo concluding his career with the brilliant performance of the Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra by D. Shostakovich accompanied by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana - OSI.
From 2005 to 2006 he worked with the orchestra «Luigi Cherubini» directed by maestro Riccardo Muti playing in important addition to participating theaters went on tour that involved the same orchestra for the Ravenna Festival and the Arena in Pula in Croatia under the leadership of Directost Temirkanov and Muti. Also participates in the opening concert of the Italian Film Festival in Rome playing music of Nino Rota.
Since 2006 participated in the concert season of contemporary music «900 and present» for the RSI in collaboration with the Swiss Italian Conservatory of both ensembles and as soloist, performing the great Jazz Symphony of G. Antheil's Piano and Orchestra conducted by Maestro Giorgio Bernasconi. He participated in the Festival Argerich in Lugano as an accompanist of Ivry Gitlis Masterclass and was invited to participate in the Festival «Love The Piano» in collaboration with the International Piano Foundation «Theo Lieven» performing and participating in masterclasses with William Grant Naborè, John Perry and Peter Frankl.
He's member and founder of Trio Degas which has been awarded by Prize «P. Fioretti» in Florence, distinguished itself in many International Competitions and Reviews, getting a large number of awards, as the 1st outright Prizes at: 5th Music Compet. «Riviera Etrusca», 5th European Chamber Music Competition «Vasto», 9th Chamber Competition «Rospigliosi», 12th Music Competition «Città di Grosseto». At the 3rd International Piano & Chamber Music Competition «Città di Pesaro» in 2006 Trio Degas got the highest prize of the whole contest. In 2009, it won the 3rd prize (no 1st) at «G. Bergamo Classic Music Awards 2009» in Lugano (Switzerland).
In 2010 the Trio Degas gained the 1st Prize at the International Competition «Marco Fiorindo» in Turin and the 2nd Prize (no 1st) at International Competition «Città di Assisi». In October 2011 comes the victory of two awards at the International Chamber Music Competition «Luigi Nono» of Venaria (To), 2nd Prize and Special Prize «Twentieth Century», concerning the performance of the Nino Rota's Clarinet Trio. In June 2012, finally, the trio Gained the 3rd prize at the International Competition «Gaetano Zinetti» in Sanguinetto (VR).
He is currently Artistic Director of Scuola Musicando in Lugano and piano accompanist and professor at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.
Clarinet Interpretation