Mattu & Oliviero Viola & Piano Duo, Italy, 2011
Tour Dates
  • 5 May - 16 May, 2011

Tour Dates: 5 May - 16 May, 2011

"Unique artistic direction makes the Mattu-Oliviero duo interesting and stimulating; an excellent choice of repertoire. "
- L'Unione Sarda



The Mattu – Oliviero Duo is the meeting of two outstanding musicians with a long history of experience. Both members were trained at the most prestigious music schools in Italy and taught at the G. Pierluigi da Palestrina Conservatory of Music.

Dimitri Mattu was a student at the famous Scuola d'archi di Fiesole with Pietro Farulli and graduated from the Venice Conservatory of Music. Angela Oliviero studied at the Naples Music Conservatory, training at the celebrated "Vincenzo Vitale" School of Piano and perfecting her art with the pianist Aldo Coccolini.

The repertoire of this dynamic duo includes all the most important works for Viola and Piano, but also embraces a large selection of contemporary music by modern composers, which they have recorded and regularly play on tour. The duo have performed in the most prestigious concert halls in Italy and Europe, including Sala Verdi di Milano, Gasteig di Monaco, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Ente Lirico di Cagliari, Musikhalle di Hamburg, Sociedad Filarmonica de Malaga, Festival de Nancy, Festival Cameristico di Cremona, and more. Their performances are always met with great critical acclaim from both the public and critics alike.

Dimitri Mattu - Violist
Dimitri Mattu studied viola and string quartet with Piero Farulli at the "Scuola di Musica di Fiesole", where he specialized in chamber music with Renato Zanettovich , Amedeo Baldovino and explored the contemporary repertoire of his instrument with Aldo Bennici. In 1983, he graduated from the Conservatoire "Benedetto Marcello" in Venice and was soon invited by his teacher to start teaching viola at the "Scuola di Musica di Fiesole" until 1995. After winning a competition he became a permanent member of the "Orchestra della Toscana" with which he had already worked with since 1981. During this time, Dimitri played a vast repertoire ranging from Baroque music under the guidance of conductors such as Roger Norrington, René Clemencic, Frans Brü ggen, as well as 20th century and contemporary music under the direction of Rudolf Barshai, Lev Markiz, Mario Gusella, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Bruno Bartoletti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, and Hans Graf. The orchestra also provided the opportunity to collaborate with Luciano Berio on a tour which concluded with a concert at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, playing music by Berio, conducted by the composer himself.

He has also cooperated as first viola with the "Orchestra della Toscana", the "Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia", the orchestra of "Teatro Lirico di Cagliari", the "Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese" and orchestra of "Ente Concerti Marialisa de Carolis". With those orchestras he participated in numerous tours in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan in their major theaters and concert halls including the "Teatro alla Scala" in Milan, the Auditorium of "Santa Cecilia", the Auditorium of RAI in Turin, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Teatro comunale of Florence, the Musikhalle Hamburg, Grosser Saal of the Salzburg, the Philharmonie am Gasteig of Monaco.

Angela Oliviero - Pianist
In her artistic career, Angela Oliviero has been the protagonist of important music concerts and festivals: Festival Pianistico Rai-Thalberg, Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, Settimana Internazionale di Musica da Camera al Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Salle Messiaen di Grenoble, Festival de Nancy, Festival Brahms di Bern, Società dei Concerti di Milano, Notte dei Poeti al Teatro Romano di Nora, Teatro Valle di Roma, Festival Chopin, Musica nel Chianti, Ente Musicale di Nuoro e Ente Concerti di Oristano, Estate Musicale Internazionale di Alghero, Amici della Musica di Palermo, Accademia Filarmonica di Messina, Amici della Musica di Vicenza, I concerti di Merano, Teatro Comunale di Thiene. She has performed with several chamber ensembles and symphonic orchestras, and in the Summer of 2004 she has been one of the performers of the Mozart's double concert with the Europa Philharmonie Orchestra at the Festival Schloss Hundisburg in Germany, and she has been invited again at the same festival in 2006. The music critics have always been very flattering of her performances and recently the Magdeburg Volkstimme Zeitung wrote " ... An exceptional sound quality, a crisp phrase construction, an incredible technique ..."

She has always been attracted by the chamber music repertoire, and she collaborated with great artists including tours and concerts with the clarinet player Michel Lethiec, the oboe player Pietro Borgonovo, the violinist Gabriele Pieranunzi, the flute player Mario Ancillotti, playing also world premiere of music pieces by very important modern composers such as Giovanni Sollima, D'amico and others.



"Unique artistic direction makes the Mattu-Oliviero duo interesting and stimulating; an excellent choice of repertoire. "
-L' Unione Sarda

"The public showed much enthusiasm for the pieces they performed, while the three encores confirmed that this duo have exceptional artistic talents. "

"…the fresh sound of their performance recalled the refined atmosphere of the golden era of Italian instrumental music. The duo were in perfect harmony."
-La Nuova

"The warm acoustic resonance of Mattu's viola was brilliantly complemented by Oliviero's technique."
-El Pais

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