BIO


Giorgio Matteoli was born in Rome in 1966.

He graduated in recorder, cello, chamber music with a degree in Music History at Rome “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory and “La Sapienza” University and is now appointed teacher of recorder and chamber music on original instruments at Florence “L. Cherubini” State conservatoire. He performed with several early music ensembles (“Ensemble Aurora”, “Cappella di San Petronio”, “Alessandro Stradella Consort”, the french “Ensemble La Fenice”, “Academia Montis Regalis”…) and for several concert institutions (RAI Rome and Naples Radio-Television Orchestra, “Orchestra Verdi” Milan-Italy, “ORL” Rome and Lazio chamber orchestra, “Festival de musique sacré de la Chaise-Dieu” Haute-Loire France ….), Italian and foreign theatres (Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo-Spain, Opera Theatre Ente Concerti Marialisa De Carolis”, Sassari-Italy …) both as a principal cello, and recorder player. He was also involved into several radio and Cd recordings obtaining positive feedbacks from national and international music critics. As a solo recorder player, he has recorded the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone and Marco Frisina to the international co-production “The Bible” which won the kable ACE (American Television Oscar) for the best soundtrack of the year.

In 1994 Giorgio Matteoli founded Festa Rustica (Fête Rustique) Ensemble, Italian baroque ensemble with variable musicians (from recorder-harpsichord duo to chamber orchestra). In addition to the numerous concerts performed in Italy and other countries (France, Spain, Albania, Romania, Montecarlo, Israel, Romania, Germany, Israel, Czech Republic, Japan…) Giorgio Matteoli and Festa Rustica  have produced several recordings for Agorà, Musicaimmagine, ASV Gaudeamus, Da Vinci Classic and MAP Editions music companies. His first worldwide recording of Francesco Mancini’s recorder concerts for recorder and strings (CD Musicaimmagine Records MR 1004) obtained several positive feedbacks from national and international critics and, according to the American magazine “Fanfare”, it is one of the world’s best classical music recordings produced in 1995 (“the want list 1995”). After that Matteoli has discovered, recorded and performed on original instruments unknown beautiful music from the 17th and 18th Century. The last recordings of Giorgio Matteoli and his Festa Rustica are: “Nove Lamentazioni per gli uffici delle Tenebre” for solo singers and orchestra by the venetian Priest Francesco Antonio Vallotti (contemporaneous of Antonio Vivaldi, produced and distributed by the well known Amadeus italian music Magazine); “Haendel’s complete recorder sonatas and Vivaldi’s sacred & secular orchestral Cantatas” for Contralto edited by Da Vinci Classic & MAP Edition.

In addition to his musical instruments, Giorgio Matteoli also studied composition and orchestra conducting (at Milan and Como Conservatories). He has conducted chamber and symphonic Orchestras (“Orchestra Guido Cantelli”, “Nuova Cameristica”, “Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana”…) as well as “AMR” (The Plucked Strings Orchestra of Rome of which he has been chief conductor in 2013-2014).

Giorgio Matteoli is also author of several articles published on different italian music Magazines (Orfeo, Amadeus, Cd Classics). These articles deal with the recorder technique, history of music, baroque composers and repertories. Giorgio Matteoli is the President of Early Music Italia Association and founder of the “Brianza Classica” chamber music festival (www.brianzaclassica.it), an important concert serie which takes place since 15 years in about 30 locations in the Northern area of Milan. As teacher, in addition to his recorder and chamber Music teaching at Cherubini Conservatory, he was invited to hold Masterclasses in Japan and Israel (italian Institute of Culture in Osaka and Tel Aviv Conservatory). He is one of the founding member of the “Mediterranean Baroque Quartet” Italo-Israeli Baroque Ensemble (two recorders & continuo).