MATTEO CRISTOFORIMatteo Cristofari

He began studying the violin at the age of 4, and was awarded his first competitions. He was a pupil of G. Cappone in his city (Viterbo) and then perfected, after graduating from the GB Pergolesi Conservatory, in Rome with G. Moench and with F. Cusano at the Music School of Fiesole, where he collaborated with the Italian Youth Orchestra and with the N.Polumbowsky V. Galilei Orchestra. The classes and specialization courses with C. Rossi, O. Semchuk, B. Korfker, and C. de Los Santos.

In addition to having worked with several symphony orchestras and being active as a soloist and chamber musician in the classical world and contemporary music; as a soloist in various groups, he has participated in major international festivals such as UmbriaJazz of Orvieto and the International Bluegrass Meeting in Sarzana.

Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, studying with the Masters M. Ignelzi and M. Bargagna, 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 Capitale 2015 etc.). He is a violinist and composer for the duo Artesania, which is a formation that offers an entirely original repertoire; 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 Panico, graduating in 2009.