Matteo Generani

Matteo Generani is an Italian pianist, collaborator, and educator of international renown. He is the winner of both national and international competitions, including the Solo Piano Competition “Villa Oliva” (Italy, 2018) the White Lake Young Artist Solo Performance (Montague, Michigan, 2019) and the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (Jefferson City, Missouri, 2020).

Recent highlights include performances on Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Bethel College Symphony Orchestra and Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra. Lately, he focused his expertise on Italian music, featuring works on the piano from Frescobaldi to contemporary Italian composers. He recorded the complete set of Etudes Op. 23 by the contemporary Italian composer Giovanni Albini (May, 2020). His research and revival of Giuseppe Martucci has become one of his main projects. In December 2024 it will be released his recording of Martucci 17 Solo Piano Works with Naxos Recordings Label.

Along with performing, Matteo Generani is also passionate about teaching. He taught at the Ricordi Music School (Milan, Italy) and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Academy. His contributions extend from conducting a masterclass for the Mu Phi Epsilon Association to presenting lectures on Italian Music for the Music Teachers National Association.

Matteo Generani is also passionate about chamber music. He is co-founder of the Neo-Art Piano Duo with Indonesian Pianist Regina Tanujaya and The Medhelan Duo with Italian violinist and violist Doriano Di Domenico. The Neo-Art piano duo is currently artist in residence of the Emerald Coast Music Alliance since 2021, an outreach program that takes place every winter in Destin (Florida), providing performances and music education to areas in need. Additional performances by the Neo-Art Piano Duo include concerts at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Steinway Piano Gallery in Kansas City, and the Bell Cultural Events Center in Olathe, Kansas. Performances with the Medhelan Duo include: concert at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels, Bösendorfer-Saal in Vienna, and concerts for the Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy.

Matteo Generani is deeply committed to outreach initiatives both in Italy and the US. He serves as the co-artistic director of Classical Music Express (based in Kansas City) and holds the position of artist in residence with the Emerald Coast Music Alliance, a program that takes place every winter season in Florida, providing performances and music education to various communities.

Moreover, Matteo is the current festival coordinator of the prestigious International Lieven Piano Foundation in Vienna.

Matteo Generani earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Pavia, Italy, studying with Silvia Belfiore and Fabio Luz. He received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University, studying with Alexandra Mascolo-David, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City studying with Alon Goldstein