Matteo Magistrali, born in Varese in 1980, studied piano, choir conduction and achieved with full honours two second level academic qualifications at the “G. Verdi” Academy of Milano: in composition, on March 2017, under the supervision of Maestro Gabriele Manca and in composition and instrumentation for winds in the orchestra, on October 2018, under the supervision of Maestro Sandro Satanassi.
He has taken part in many master classes on singing, conduction (choir and orchestra) and composition.
He has to his credit several compositions (works ranging from solo vocal music to motets and choral elaborations, pieces for solo instruments and ensemble, including writing for both winds and symphony orchestra), many of which have won awards in national and international composition competitions.
He has also written about music for the Italian publishing houses such as Carrara, Feniarco, and international ones Pizzicato, Da Vinci and Panamusica; he was involved in the production of a RAI 5 special, in which, in the Autumn of 2013, one of his compositions was broadcast.
He is artistic director of the basilica choir of Gallarate (VA) -in collaboration with Maestro Giancarlo Parodi, organist- , of the Dalakopen choir of Legnano (MI) and of the Pieve del Seprio choir of Castronno (VA), with which he has received significant awards in choir competitions; he works both as choral singer and as soloist with many ensembles, under the direction of Maestri such as Bressan, Jais, Capuano, Fasolis, Berrini, Monego, Balconi, Pavese, Testolin, Innominato, Ferrario and others.
Among the most significant artistic experiences we should mention the collaboration with Maestro Lorenzo Ghielmi, his participations in the Verbier Festival (under the direction of Zubin Metha and Fabio Luisi), in the MiTo festival (both as singer and as director) and in San Fedele Musica, in the Settimane musicali di Stresa (sometimes under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda) and in the transmission “Piazza Verdi” of Radio 3 -both as soloist and in ensembles- and in the Cantar di Pietre festival (Canton Ticino, CH).
In addition he plays an active role at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Milano (artistic director Maurizio Nichetti) as soundtrack composer.