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Matteo Fossi


Born in Florence in 1978, Matteo Fossi studied piano and chamber music at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole from his early childhood, graduating from the Ferrara conservatory with top marks. Among his most important teachers were Tiziano Mealli, Piero Farulli, Maria Tipo and Pier Narciso Masi. After graduation he attended master classes with Alexander Lonquich, the Trio di Milano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maurizio Pollini (at Accademia Chigiana di Siena). Active as a concert performer since a very young age, he is now considered one of the most important Italian chamber music performers. He has long played in a duo with violinist Lorenza Borrani (with whom he distinguished himself in some of the most important international competitions) and in 2005 he graduated from the Accademia di Imola with the distinction ‘absolutely best formation of the last decade’. In 1995 he founded the Quartetto Klimt, one of the leading chamber music groups in Italy, and for a couple of years he has been playing in a piano duo with Marco Gaggini with whom he carried out the first recording ever of Brahms’s, Bartók’s and Schönberg’s works for two pianos. With these formations, and as a soloist, Fossi has performed in all the most significant musical seasons in Italy and abroad, in important theatres and festivals in Germany, France, England, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, the United States, Brazil and South Korea. He regularly collaborates with international artists, and records for Nimbus, Decca, Universal, Amadeus, Unicef, and Fenice Diffusione Musicale. He also teaches piano at the Conservatorio ‘A. Steffani’ in Castelfranco Veneto (Venice) and chamber music at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and at the Conservatorio ‘R. Franci’ in Siena. Matteo has developed a great interest in spreading the word of good music around. As an outcome of this commitment he was one of the founders and is currently the Artistic Director of the Association ‘Nuovi Eventi Musicali’, inviting and playing with great musicians like Rostropovich, Mauricio Kagel, Krisztof Penderecki and Sofia Gubaidulina, the Kronos Quartet, Irina Schnittke, Alexander Ivashkin, Boris Berman, Valery Polyansky, Suzanne Linke, Antony Pay.


Discography at Hortus

Couverture HORTUS 108
Johannes Brahms
Brahms: The Progre...
Couverture HORTUS 120
Schumann au piano
Une vie en musique...
Couverture HORTUS 141
Schubert : De l'un...
Couverture HORTUS 152
Le jeune Debussy

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