Matteo Pastorino Quartet

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Born in Sardinia in 1989, he began to play clarinet at the age of 13. Very soon, his passion turned to jazz thanks to his bass player 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, at the Saint Germain des Près jazz festival (Paris) not only his quartet won the spring- board 1st award in bands contest but 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 sidemen at several festivals and venues through France, Italie, Belgium, Spain, UK, Middle-East, Senegal…

On November 2017 he will release a new album on CHALLENGE RECORDS with his quartet and the rising star of the guitar, GILAD HEKSELMAN, as a guest : Suite For Modigliani, a musical journey through Amedeo Modigliani’s world.  
Line up for this release and bookings:

Matteo Pastorino, clarinet & bass clarinet
Matthieu Roffé, piano
Damien Varaillon, double bass
Jean Baptiste Pinet, drums

+ guest : Gilad Hekselman, guitar





 

He has released his 1st bandleader album “V”  in 2015 to critical acclaim.

He played in several festivals and venues through France, Italie, Belgium, Spain, UK, Middle-East, Senegal…

Besides working with his band, he performed et/or recorded with:

Gilad Hekselman, Joe Sanders, Guillaume De Chassy, David Linx, Raphael Imbert, Antonello Salis, Mauro Gargano, Armando Luongo, Nicola Andrioli, Francesco Ciniglio, Ignacio Plaza et Le Salon Ideal…  

Awards:

SOLOIST PRIZE SELMER 2012

WINNER OF TREMPLIN ‘‘JAZZ À SAINT GERMAIN DES PRÉS 2012’’ 

PRESS PRIZE AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ‘‘PREMIO MASSIMO URBANI’’ 2015

ON FINAL PHASES AT THE COMPETITION LA DÉFENSE 2012

PRIX BEST MUSICIAN NUORO JAZZ 2007

PRIX MUSICIAN SIENA JAZZ 2009

2nd PRIZE ET PUBLIC CHOICE PRIZE AT THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SOLOIST COMPETITON OF MONACO 2012