A native of the Abruzzo region of Italy, ANTONELLO DI MATTEO obtained both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with highest honors from the Gaetano Braga Conservatory of Music in Teramo, Italy. After graduation, he continued to refine his musical skill studying with well-known international artists until he moved to Philadelphia where, under the guidance of Samuel Caviezel, he also earned an additional Master of Music Performance degree from Temple University.
As an eclectic classical and world-music freelancer, Antonello has given numerous concerts across the globe--including the USA, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Greece, Malta, Iraq and Libya--performing at world-renowned venues such as the Parco della Musica in Rome (second-most-visited cultural music venue in the world, after Lincoln Center in New York City), The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Royal Theatre in Turin, Iraq National Theatre in Baghdad, Teatro Joventut in Barcelona, and received numerous prestigious accolades. A true musical innovator, he also holds a patent in electronic Italian bagpipes from the Italian Department of Economic Development.
Beyond his substantial accomplishments as a musician and performer, Antonello has also lectured across Europe and the United States, and currently holds a number of teaching positions, including his role as Artist in Residence at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Faculty Member at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Recently Antonello has achieved the role of Substitute Clarinet with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Sunday, September 22 at 7:30PM:
Philadelphia Ethical Society: 1906 Rittenhouse Square (southwest corner), Philadelphia, PA 19103