Biography

Matteo Venturini was born in Florence in 1981. He graduated “cum laude” in the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence obtaining a diploma in Organ and Composition for Organ (2006) and a diploma in Composition (2007). He continued his studies at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg in Breisgau, under the guidance of Prof. Klemens Schnorr, receiving a diploma as Organ Concert Master “with honors” (2008). Later he studied at the Istituto Pontificio di Musica Sacra in Rome where he obtained a Post – Gradum Diploma “cum laude” in Organ Improvisation (2011) with Prof. Theo Flury osb. Finally he obtained the Organ Master “with honors” (2013) at the Music Conservatory in Perugia under the guidance of Prof. Luca Scandali with a Thesis on Daniel Magnus Gronau’s Organ works. Winner of eight competitions for organ, among which the third international competition “Andrea Antico da Montona“ (2008, Croatia), he performs as concert musician in prestigious international music festival in Europe and America. He has recorded for OnClassical, E-Plus, EMArecords, Fugatto and  Brilliant Classics; he has published his own compositions as well as revisions of choral and organ music for Carrara and EurArte publishers and has recorded for Radio 3, Vatican Radio, the Croatia National Radio and the German Südwestrundfunk.  He is organist at the church of the Saints Iacopo and Lucia and at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio in San Miniato - Pisa -, he is artistic director of the "Amici dell'Organo della Pace di Sant'Anna di Stazzema" (Lucca) association, he is visiting professor at the “Organistas de México” Association of Mexico City and at the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory of Florence and he teaches Composition, Organ and Music Theory at the  “Giuseppe Bonamici“ Music School in Pisa.