Matteo Fossi

Born in Florence in October 1978, Matteo Fossi began studying the piano at the age of eight at the Fiesole Music School, graduating in 1999 from the Ferrara Conservatory with full marks. Subsequently he studied with Maria Tipo and with Pier Narciso Masi. In 2001 he attended the Seminary of Maurizio Pollini at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena as an actual student. Very active as a concert artist from a very young age, he is now considered one of the leading Italian chamber musicians: he studied with artists such as Piero Farulli, Pavel Vernikov, Alexander Lonquich, the Milan Trio, Mstislav Rostropovich; he has always played in duo with the violinist Lorenza Borrani (graduating under the guidance of Pier Narciso Masi at the Imola Academy with the Master "as the absolute best formation of the last decade" and distinguishing himself in the most important international competitions). In 1995 he founded the Quartetto Klimt, one of the most active Italian chamber groups, and for some years he has been playing in a piano duo with Marco Gaggini, with whom he undertook the first complete world recording of works for two pianos by Brahms, Bartók, Ligeti and Schönberg.
With these formations, and as a soloist, Fossi has performed in all the main Italian seasons and, abroad, in important theaters and festivals in Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, England, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, United States. , Brazil, China, South Korea. He constantly collaborates with internationally renowned artists such as Antony Pay, Mario Ancillotti, Pier Narciso Masi, Massimo Quarta, Calogero Palermo, Giovanni Sollima, Andrea Nannoni, Alexander Ivashkin, Cristiano Rossi, Marco Rogliano, Paolo Carlini , Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Leonardo De Lisi, Othmar Müller, Luca Benucci, Moni Ovadia, Milena Vukotic, Mario Caroli, Vittorio Ceccanti, Sonia Bergamasco, Suzanne Linke, the Cremona Quartet, the Savinio Quartet, the Adorno Quartet.
He has a very intense recording activity, for labels such as Decca, Universal, Brilliant, Naxos, Nimbus, Tactus, Amadeus, Unicef, Fenice Diffusione Musicale; in 2014 his first solo CD was released, dedicated to Brahms, published by Hortus, which was enthusiastically received by specialized critics. In 2015 and 2016 two new solo albums dedicated to Schumann and Schubert are released by Hortus; over the next two years two tributes to Debussy and Chopin followed.
Also active in the organization and dissemination of music, he is the artistic director of the "New Musical Events" Association, founded in 2001, with which he brought some of the most important musical personalities in the world to Florence, including Rostropovich, Kagel, Penderecki , Sofia Gubaidulina, Natalia Gutman, the Kronos Quartet. He is president of the "Our Times" Chamber Orchestra, and was artistic director of the classical sector of the Estate Fiesolana, the oldest open-air festival in Italy.
Matteo Fossi is Director of the "Rinaldo Franci" Higher Institute of Musical Studies in Siena where he teaches main piano and chamber music. He taught for many years at the Fiesole Music School, of which he was vice president.