Matteo Sarti played the Allegro maestoso from Chopin's Sonato No. 3
Born in 1980, he obtained his diploma in piano in 2001 with the highest notes at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato "Pietro Mascagni", Livorno with M. Cecchi. After winning an audition for the Italian Youth Orchestra, he began his concert activity as soloist in Italy and abroad, under conductors such as G. Noseda, G. Ferro, D. Gatti, D. Geringas, recording for the Italian National Radio and TV. At present, he is the pianist of the Trio Degas with whom he was awarded the 1st prize at the 5th National Competition "Riviera Etrusca", 1st prize at the 5th European Competi¬tion "Citta di Vasto", 2nd prize at the 11th National Competition "Giulio Rospigliosi", 2nd prize at the 12th Competition "Citta di Grosseto". His studies continued at the Accademia Musicale del Teatro Cinghio, Parma, with A. Miodini, and presently, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (CSI) earning diplomas for "Interpretation and Performance" with N. Doallo and "Piano Pedagogy" with R. Braccini with the highest notes. He participated in the opening concert of the "Festival del cinema italiano” in Rome, performing music by Nino Rota. Since 2006, he has regularly performed in the concert seasons of contemporary music “’900 e Presente” of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, in collaboration with the Italian Swiss Radio, both in ensemble and as soloist. At present, he teaches piano at the Accademia Vivaldi in Locarno and is completing his piano studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in the soloist class of N. Doallo.