Artist, interpreter and researcher as in one, passionately keen on contemporary music, Matteo Cesari (Bologna, 1985) has played as a soloist worldwide, from Europe to China, from Australia to the United States. His musical career path has been enriched from Italy till Conservatoire de Paris and at Université Paris IV (Sorbonne), where he has obtained his doctor degree with the highest honour (congratulations from the jury) in April 2015, specialized in interpretation, research and practice, with his thesis on the interpretation of time in L’orologio di Bergson of Salvatore Sciarrino and Carceri d’Invenzione IIb of Brian Ferneyhough. Being the laureate at several other competitions, he also won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt.
He has collaborated with numerous soloists of his generation such as the singers Stéphane Degout and Barbara Hannigan, the harpists Anneleen Lenaerts and Émilie Gastaud. As a soloist he has played with BBC Scottish Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has worked with some of the well-renowned composers, conductors and artists of his time such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Péter Eötvös, Matthias Pintscher, Tito Ceccherini, Ivan Fedele, Hugues Dufourt, Stefano Gervasoni, Bruno Mantovani, Michael Finnissy and Pierluigi Billone.
He has given quantities of masterclasses and seminars organized by the Conservatory of Shanghai (China), Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan), Monash University (Australia) and University of London (UK). On a very regular base, he works as a teaching assistant in the composition class of Salvatore at Accademia Chigiana of Siena in Italy.