"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." - Truman Capote

Matteo Pastorino

Born in Sardinia in 1989, Matteo began to play the clarinet at the age of 13. Very soon,  jazz became his passion thanks to his bass playing father. The young self-taught man  then received his first educational supervision from Nuoro Jazz workshops led by  trompetist Paolo Fresu. At 19, he moved to Paris to pursue his jazz education at the  Music Conservatory of Paris where he graduated with top marks. In 2011 he assembled  his quartet and the year after, in 2012, his quartet won the spring- board 1st award  in bands contest at the Saint Germain des Près jazz festival (Paris). Matteo, himself,  received the Selmer prize for best soloist with a endorsement from the prestigious  brand. Still in 2012, he was awarded the public choice prize and the 2nd prize at the  International Jazz Soloist Competition of Monaco. In 2015 he was awarded the press  prize at the International Competition ‘Premio Massimo Urbani’. He has performed  with his band and as a sideman at several festivals and venues through France, Italie,  Belgium, Spain, UK, Middle-East and Senegal.
He has released his 1st bandleader album “V” in 2015 to critical acclaim.
Besides working with his band, he performed and/or recorded with: Gilad Hekselman,  Joe  Sanders,  Guillaume  De  Chassy,  David  Linx,  Raphael  Imbert,  Antonello  Salis,   Mauro Gargano, Armando Luongo, Nicola Andrioli, Francesco Ciniglio, Claudio Miotti,  Ignacio Plaza, Matteo Bortone and Le Salon Ideal.

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