Giorgio Matteoli was born in Rome in 1966. He has a degee in recorder, cello, chamber music and music history from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He is now professor of recorder and chamber music at the Aquila conservatoire.
Giorgio was involved CDs and radio recordings and won critic acclaim.
As a solo recorder player he has recorded the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone and MarcoF risina to the international co-production “The Bible” which won the cable ACE (American Television Oscar) for the best soundtrack of the year.
In 1994 Giorgio founded Festa Rustica (Fete Rustique) ensemble, Italian baroque ensemble with variable musicians (from triosonata to chamber orchestra). In addition to the numerous concerts performed in Italy and abroad (France, Spain, Albania, Montecarlo etc) they have produced several recordings for Milan’s Agorà and ASV Gaudeamus music companies.
His first worldwide recording of the Francesco Mancini recorder concerts for recorder and strings (CD Musicaimmagine Records MR 1004) obtained fantastic critics from national and international critics and according to the American magazine “Fanfare” is one of the world’s best classical music recordings produced in 1995 (“the want list 1995”).
Later on Giorgio has discovered, recorded and performed on original instruments all over Italy and Europe unknown beautiful music from the 17th and 18th Century.
The latest recording of Festa Rustica has been recently published by MAP Editions: Haendel’s complete Sonatas for recorder and Basso continuo.
Giorgio performed widely as a conductor with various orchestras (Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra Cantelli, Orchestra Mandolinistica Romana, Nuova Cameristica, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana) and pubished several articles in different italian music Magazines (Orfeo, Amadeus, Cd Classics), about recorder tecnique, 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.