Hailed in November 2011 by the German magazine FonoForum as "entering into the Champions League of the international Bach interpreters", Matteo Messori was born in Bologna where he studied Organ and Counterpoint, graduating cum laude. He studied Harpsichord with Sergio Vartolo at the Conservatories of Mantua and Venice, graduating again cum laude. In addition, he studied Musicology at the University of his native city.
He is active as both a harpsichord, organ and clavichord soloist and continuo player in Italy, Europe and America. He regularly conducts orchestras and ensembles in Europe (a.o. Capella Cracoviensis, State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus).
Recently he has performed as harpsichord soloist and conductor at the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia where he gave also a Bach organ recital. As harpsichordist he has performed with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Daniel Harding at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
He has recorded the third part of the Clavierübung by Johann Sebastian Bach ("5 de Diapason", March 2008), the Schübler Chorales, eight great Preludes and Fugues and the Canonical Variations on five historical central German organs. Matteo has also recorded the Art of Fugue, the Musical Offering and the fragmentary Triple Fugue BWV 1080/19 by J. S. Bach, as a soloist on several harpsichords.. Forthcoming the complete harpsichord and organ works by Luzzasco Luzzaschi and Johann Caspar Kerll, and as a clavichordist the Inventions & Sinfoniae by Bach.
In the Bach-Jahrbuch 2010 he has published a study on the 16' harpsichord with pedal harpsichord built by Zacharias Hildebrandt for the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig.
He teaches organ and harpsichord at the Bergamo Conservatory.
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