Rigotti, Matteo

Musician, he owes his training to M° Mariano Andreolli. He took the certificate in guitar at the Conservatory of Trento and then he received the Degree in Classical Guitar with a specialization in Chamber Music with full marks at the same conservatory.
He is interested in music beyond the instrumental area and during the years of his educationhedeepened composition study with
M° Nicola Straffelini. Meeting M° Nadir Vassena was crucial, with whom he studied at the Master of Advanced Studies in Music Composition at the Musikhochschule in Lugano in Switzerland and now at the Master of Arts in Music Composition and Theory, perfectioning also orchestration with Giovanni Verrando and electronic techniques with Sylviane Sapir.
Now he studies electronic music with Luca Richelli. He attended seminars and masterclasses with important personalities of contemporary music as Johannes Schöllhorn, Harrison Birtwistle, Mike Svoboda, Jérôme Combier, Franck Bedrossian, Mats Scheidegger, Helmut Lachenmann, Dmitri Kourliandski, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Betsy Jolas, Antonio Politano, Dieter Mack; moreover he attended courses for ensemble conductor with Marc Kissoczy.
Award-winner in national and international composition competitions, he received commissions from Corde d’Autunno Guitar Festival, Eutopia Ensemble. In 2016 he won Celloloft call for scores, obtaining a commission for a piece that was performed in San Diego - CA in 2017. During 2016 Locarno Film Festival his music will be the soundtrack of the "La danza delle macchine" short film.
In 2018 he was selected as a Composer in Residence for a week in Salorno to write a piece inspired by the "Skulpturengarten" performed by musicians of Alessandria and Bolzano Conservatory.
His music is performed in Italy and abroad and in the course of Festivals as Pordenone Guitar Festival, Corde d’Autunno Guitar Festival, SuonoChitarraNatura, Festival Nuovi Orizzonti Sonori, Segovia Guitar Week, Festival Internazionale Musica negli Horti, Associazione Athenaeum, Le strade del Suono Contemporary Music Festival, XVIII World Saxophone Congress.

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