Born in Sardinia in 1989, Matteo Pastorino 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. There, he was awarded several scholarships, one of them granting him the opportunity to record an album and play in various Italian jazz festivals.
At 19, he moved to Paris to pursue his jazz education at the Music Conservatory of Paris. Amongst his teachers : Nicolas Dary, Jean-Charles Richard, Emil Spanyi, Pierre Bertrand, André Villeger, Joe Quitzke. Summer 2009 was marked by the Siena jazz, where he had the chance to study with Kenny Werner, Clarence Penn, Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenon, Jim Snidero. The ‘best musician’ scholarship also allowed him to study with Chris Potter.
In 2012, at the Saint Germain des Prés jazz festival (Paris) not only his quartet won the springboard 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".
Besides working with his quartet, Matteo Pastorino appears in several other projects: Clax3, Du-Os/Tri-Os, Nicola Andrioli Fourth Stream Ensemble, Talmest, Playground Four, Julian Getreau Quartet … He performed and/or recorded with: Gilad Hekselman, Joe Sanders, Jason Palmer, Guillaume De Chassy, Antonello Salis, Raphaël Imbert, David Linx, Thomas Savy, Nicolas Folmer, Bruno Micheli, Mauro Gargano, Francesco Bearzatti, Nicola Andrioli, Francesco Ciniglio, Antoine Banville, Cyrille Aimé, Ernest Dawkins…
Festivals and other venues : Jazz de Mars, Orléans Jazz, Berchidda Time in jazz (Italie), Festival Jazz à Saint Germain des Prés, Segré Saveur Jazz Festival, Nuoro Jazz (Italie), Siena Jazz (Italie), Charlie Free – Le Moulin à Jazz, Jazz à Tours, Roma Jazz Odio l’ Estate (Italie), EMMAS (Italie), Cala Gonone Jazz (Italie), Festival International des musique d’ecran (Toulon), Jazzamalak Isole che parlano, Jazz sur la ville – Marseille… Duc des Lombards, Sunset-Sunside, Cinemathèque Française, Trinitaires de Metz, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Maison de Radio France, Cité de la Musique de Marseille, Jazz MDA, Espace Sorano, Le Petit Journal Montparnasse, Palazzo Grassi (Venise), Royal Theatre of Islamabad, Théâtre National de Dakar…
Unavoidable pillars of the Henri SELMER Paris range, the 'Recital' clarinets offer an incomparable density and roundness of sound.