He graduated in cello, recorder and chamber music at the S. Cecilia conservatory as well as a graduate in literature with a musical history from the University of Rome. In addition to having studied composition, counterpoint and orchestra conducting in the conservatories of Milan and Como, he specialized in performing the ancient repertoire, both with the flute and with the cello, collaborating with renowned ensembles and concert institutions holding recitals and concerts also as director orchestra in Italy and abroad (Croatia, France, Montecarlo, Spain, Albania, Hungary, Israel, Romania, Japan, Germany, Turkey …). Soloist for the soundtracks of the International Cooproduction “The Bible” winner of the American Oscar “Kable Ace” (music by E. Morricone and M. Frisina) and author of musicological articles for the ancient music magazine Orfeo, CD Classic, is currently Lecturer of recorder and ensemble music for ancient instruments at the Cherubini Conservatory of Florence and Founder of the Baroque Ensemble “Festa Rustica”. The Ensemble includes in its vast discography (which began with the complete concert for flute and arcs by F. Mancini, CD awarded in the USA by “Fanfare” magazine as one of the best classical music recordings in the world for 1995) also many premieres (Concerts for flute by Fiorenza, Sonatas for cello by Cervetto, Sacred Music for soloists , obliged cello and strings by Francesco Antonio Vallotti besides the complete sonata for recorder and Basso continuo by Haendel) and several engravings of baroque music published from the Agorà, MAP Edition, Da Vinci Classic, Amadeus Elite, ASV Gaudeamus record companies. Giorgio Matteoli has given masterclasses in Italy and Israel and is the creator and artistic director of the successful “Brianza Classica” chamber music festival, which has reached the threshold of the 17th edition.
Scipione Sangiovanni is one of the most distinguished and awarded Italian pianists of his generation. He has performed at many prestigious venues, namely Carnegie Hall (New York), Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona), Casa da Musica (Porto), Salle Cortot (Paris), Museo del Teatro alla Scala and Sala Giuseppe Verdi (Milano), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Megaron Mousikis (Athens), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), Salle Molière (Lyon), Teatro Colsubsidio (Bogotà), Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth), UE Embassy in Ryad, amongst other. He has received many accolades at international piano competitions, including 1st Prize at Città di Marsala, Premio Monopoli in Barletta, Premio Chopin in Rome, Svetislav Stancic in Zagreb, Rina Sala Gallo in Monza and Debut International Piano Competition in New York. He was also a prize winner at Premio Jaen, Maria Canals, Tbilisi International Piano Competition, Concurso de Musica da Cidade do Porto, Hastings, Città di Cantù, Lagny sur Marne, Scottish Piano Competition, Premio Iturbi in Valencia, amongst others. In june 2019 he was awarded with a silver medal at the Top of the World Piano Competition in Tromso, one of the most prestigious event for classical pianists. His recordings have been broadcasted by Radio Catalunya, Br – Klassik, Radio Vaticana, Radio 3 and Radio Classica. He has played with Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milano, Croatian Radio – Television Orchestra (HRT), Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Artic Philarmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concerto Orchestra of London. Currently, he is principal teacher of piano at the Conservatory “Tito Schipa” in Lecce. Scipione Sangiovanni is a Kawai artist since 2010.