MATTEO CRISTOFORIMatteo Cristofori

He began studying the violin at the age of 4 and won awards in his first time competiting. He was a pupil of G. Cappone in his city (Viterbo) where he perfected his craft. After graduating from the GB Pergolesi Conservatory in Rome with G. Moench and with F. Cusano at the Music School of Fiesole who went on to collaborate with the Italian Youth Orchestra He took  classes and specialization courses with C. Rossi, O. Semchuk, B. Korfker, and C. de Los Santos.

In addition, he was active as a soloist and chamber musician in the classical world and contemporary music. A soloist in various groups, which has participated in major international festivals such as UmbriaJazz of Orvieto and the International Bluegrass Meeting in Sarzana.

He attended Cherubini Conservatory of Florence where he studied with the Masters M. Ignelzi and M. Bargagna. Here, he attended master classes and specialization courses with H. Lachenmann and S. Gervasoni. Although still in progress, he performed in important events and festivals dedicated to contemporary music (PlayIt 2015, Teatro Verdi Florence, Florence Capital 2015 etc.). He is a violinist and composer for the duo Artesania, which is a formation that offers an entirely original repertoire. He is participated in the International Competition of the City of Nepi (2015), and at the 25th European Music Contest of Moncalieri in 2015. 

He also deepened his guitar skills by completing his musical studies at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome with Lello Panicow where he graduated in 2009.