Matteo Giuliani Díez
Matteo faced the public at large from a very young age when he was selected along with other children to play in Berlin with Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock. He debuted as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of 12 at the National Auditorium in Madrid with Concerto No. 5 for piano and orchestra “Emperor” by Beethoven under the baton of George Pehlivanian. He performed Concerto No. 3 by the German composer in the same concert hall three weeks later conducted by maestro Ramón Torrelledó. With 15 and 16 years, he was invited to close the Giovani Concertisti Festival in Castel Rigone (Perugia), with Concerto No. 3 by Beethoven and Concerto No. 1 by Chopin respectively, conducted by Silvio Bruni. At 17, Matteo performed Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov under Iván Palomares’ baton and two years later Concerto No. 4 by J. S. Bach conducted by Jorge Yagüe, both at the Ciudad de León Auditorium. In 2019, he is a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the National Auditorium in Madrid. In 2022, he performed at the same concert hall Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninov, in both occasions under the baton of Alejandro Cantalapiedra.
Matteo has also developed a vast piano repertoire performed in numerous prestigious halls. In 2022 he performed at Scharwenka Kulturforum in Bad Saarow (Germany), Bechstein Centrum in Berlin, Schöneiche’s Schlosskirche (Berlin), Villa Pignatelli during Maggio Musicale Festival (Naples), he opened the Amici della Musica di Foligno season with a recital at the San Domenico Auditorium in Foligno (Italy) and performed at Bastia Classica Piano Fest, Auditorium Sant’Angelo, Bastia Umbra (Italy). Among the previous recitals, standouts are the opening of the Scherzo Foundation’s Cycle Jóvenes Intérpretes at the National Auditorium in Madrid in 2021, or earlier the performances at Palazzo Chigi Saracini (Accademia Chigiana, Siena), Sony Auditorium in Madrid, Casa de las Flores at the Royal Palace La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia, Canary Islands Autumn Music Festival, Gloggnitz Theater (Austria), Málaga Town Hall, Valencia Atheneum, Teatros del Canal (Madrid) on the occasion of the Tempo Liszt Festival, Consulate of Portugal in Seville, and Madrid Atheneum.
His activity in different formations of chamber groups has also been remarkable. As a duo with the violinist Javier Comesaña he has performed at Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), at Teatro Vittoria – Unione Musicale (Turin), and Reales Alcázares (Seville) during the cycle Noches en los Jardines del Alcázar. In April 2023, the duo will perform at the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg). Among the performances as a pianist of the Deloitte Mozart Trio highlight the Teatro Real de Madrid and the Real Casino de Madrid concerts.
He has been awarded in numerous national and international competitions. Among them, 1st prize in the contest organised by Maggio Musicale of Naples, 2nd prize Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition, 1st prize Neapolitan Masters International Competition, 1st prize Mundi Talent Awards, 1st prize Ciudad de Sevilla Julio García Casas III Piano International Competition, where he also received the special award for the best interpretation of a work by Chopin, 1st prize Marisa Montiel Competition in Linares (in two editions), 1st prize Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition, Don Juan de Borbón Foundation (in two editions), 2nd prize Infanta Cristina Competition – Loewe-Hazen Awards in Madrid, 1st prize Veguellina de Órbigo National Piano Competition in Órbigo, León.
He has received masterclasses from soloists and pedagogues of the stature of Lilya Zilberstein (Accademia Chigiana, Siena), Elisabeth Leonskaja, Josep Colom, Rena Shereshevskaya, Joaquín Achúcarro, Eldar Nebolsin, Orazio Maione, Antonio Baciero, Joaquín Soriano, Boris Berman, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Nino Kereselidze and Stefan Vladar.
Currently, he is studying for a Master’s at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin with professor Birgitta Wollenbewer. He got a grant to study with maestro Dmitri Bashkirov between 2017 and 2021 at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid. As a result, he received a bachelor’s Degree in Higher Artistic Music Education with a specialisation in piano performance. Essential to his beginnings was the pianist Ruzan Badalian at the Teresa Berganza Conservatory in Madrid. Matteo has been a private student of pianist Ana Guijarro, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Royal Conservatory of Madrid