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Ruben Mattia Santorsa


Ruben Mattia Santorsa is an Italian musician. He plays classical and electric guitar, electric bass and banjo.

Contemporary music is currently at the heart of his work and his artistic manifesto. He firmly believes that through it we can convey a message of openness, acceptance and social, political and cultural renewal, much needed in today’s society.

He loves to travel and meet musicians, and his activity has led him to hold concerts and lectures in Europe, the United States and South America, in places such as the Northwestern University of Chicago, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, the Elbphilarmonie in Hamburg, the KKL in Lucerne and the Wiener Konzerthaus.

Crucial to his artistic growth was his work with the guitarists Yaron Deutsch and Adrian Pereyra and with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Rebecca Saunders, Giulia Lorusso, Luca Francesconi and Chaya Czernowin. In his various collaborations, he premiered more than 30 pieces.

He has played with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, George Benjamin, Enno Poppe, Matthias Pintscher, Marin Alsop and Peter Eötvös, and with orchestras and ensembles such as the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Mosaik Ensemble, the MDI Ensemble and the Contrechamps ensemble, among others.

He played as a soloist with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa conducted by Pedro Amaral, with the Ensemble of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala at the festival Milano Musica and with the Nec Ensemble.

Committed to the project of recording contemporary music to create an accessible historical archive for the musicians of the future, he released a CD, "Set7", with the Austrian label Kairos on the music by Maurizio Pisati, that he recorded with seven friends and musicians. He has also collaborated on projects recorded for labels such as Stradivarius and Neos and his concerts were broadcasted by national Radios in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.

He studied with Walter Zanetti and Elena Càsoli at the Conservatory of Bologna and at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, where he attended the Master Specialized in Soloism.

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