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Matteo Staffini

Sunday May 11, 2025 @ 15h00

Matteo Staffini was born in Milan, where he lives and works. He began studying guitar with Sergio and Bruno Giuffredi, then graduated from the “Giuseppe Verdi” conservatory in Milan with Paolo Paolini. He followed advanced courses with great performers, including: David Russell, Andrea Dieci and Pavel Steidl.

He studied piano with Claudio Riva and music education with Carlo Delfrati and Francesco Bellomi. He gives regular concerts as a soloist and in duo with violinist Andrea Pace, with whom he founds the duo Anteo, which has won awards in national and international competitions. He takes part in radio broadcasts and the “Telethon” in 1996. In December 1992, he played privately for SECard.Carlo Maria Martini at the Archdiocese of Milan. In 1994, he recorded a live-recording CD at the Abbey of S.Alberto in Butrio, dedicated to Ferdinando Carulli. In 1995, together with Milanese guitarist and composer Nicola Jappelli, he founded the stable duo “Pietro Gallinotti”, performing 19th-century repertoire on period instruments.

In December 2002, he played first violin in a duo with the Teatro alla Scala orchestra, Anahi Carfi. Other collaborations: with actress Olga Re, with Salvatore Failla as mandolinist, with flutist Corinna Trasatti, as a member of the “Landscapes” guitar quartet, with violinist Benedicta Manfredi and with the “FUNdango” quintet.

In May 2023, he premiered L.Legnani’s “36 Capricci” opera 20 live in Milan.

As a composer, he regularly publishes for the “Sinfonica” and “Rugginenti” publishing houses, receiving excellent reviews. Works have been dedicated to Matteo Staffini by masters Nicola Jappelli, Bruno Giuffredi, Dario Toffolon and Alessandro Bonicelli.

In the summer of 2004, he won a prestigious scholarship to the Cini Foundation in Venice, enabling him to follow a master’s course in 19th-century guitar with Pavel Steidl on the island of San Giorgio. In October 2007, the final two-year period of high-caliber musical training at Florence’s “L. Cherubini” conservatory earned him top marks.

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Program

Programme :

“À travers l’Europe des chef d’oeuvres”

J. S.  Bach (1685-1750) SUITE BWV996

Preludio e presto - Allemande - Courante  -Sarabande - Bourèe -Gigue

 

Niccoló Paganini (1782-1840)

GRANDE SONATE for solo guitar

Allegro con Spirito - Romanza - 
Allegretto variato

 

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

SONATINA

Allegretto - Largo - Rondó

 

Matteo Staffini plays on a guitar made by Daniel Leuseur (Paris 1987)

 

 

 

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