Matilde Oppizzi (Italy, 1991) performed in many concert halls and theaters all over Italy, in Europe and in the USA, both as soloist and in chamber music ensembles.
She has been member of Kythara Consort – the first ever founded guitar orchestra in Italy – as first guitar and as soloist. With harpsichordist Riccardo Lorenzetti has founded Chordis Duo, that – thanks to many concerts and researches in the field – is becoming a reference ensemble for modern and contemporary music for guitar and harpsichord and is working on recording a complete collection of compositions for this ensemble. She curated the revision of Franco Margola’s Andante for guitar and harpsichord published by Ut Orpheus.
She is an active artistic researcher and has performed in many international conferences. She is in the artistic committee of the the 2nd edition of the international interdisciplinary conference The 21st Century Guitar that will be hosted from March 22-26, 2021 by the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) in collaboration with the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC, University of Surrey) and the Canadian Music Centre. She published several papers on her own research about the creation of new idiomatic music for classical guitar. Among them: New idiomatic music for classical guitar by the means of stylometry: a symbiotic collaboration between composer and performer (lectured at the Hands-On Research Symposium 2019 – University of Aveiro, Portugal); Distant reading strategies aiding the composition of new idiomatic music for classical guitar (lectured at the Nordic Sound and Music Computing Conference 2019 – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockhkolm, Sweden); Composing idiomatic music for guitar using distant reading strategies (lectured at The 21st Century Guitar – The University of Ottawa, Canada); Composing new with the old, musical stylometry as a means of composing new music for classical guitar – Dublin Guitar Symposium, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, UK). She held a conference at highSCORE, an international contemporary music festival, about Contemporary Techniques of Classical Guitar. In the US, she taught Classical Guitar at Kimball Union Academy (NH) and gave a cycle of lectures at University of North Carolina School of the Arts about Italian language and its pronunciation for Opera singers. She has taught in several public and private schools. In 2014 and 2015 she was Classical Guitar assistant teacher in Conservatory of Pavia.
She graduated with top marks at Conservatory of Pavia with M° Maurizio Preda. She also took part to several masterclasses and post graduate courses with great guitar players such as Sharon Isbin at Aspen Music Festival (CO), Carlo Marchione, Claudio Marcotulli, Aldo Minella and many others.
Matilde Oppizzi is a Schertler ambassador.