Matteo Colusso photographer

Born in Rome in a family of musicians and artists, after the science and IT A-Levels, language studies (Chinese, University of Rome “La Sapienza”) and sport activities (Rugby and Kung-fu at national level), he starts his journey into photography.

His artistic vision has been influenced by connection and friendship with figures such as Pupi Avati, Marco Beghelli, Giovanna Bemporad, Aurelio Gatti, Renato Giuliani, Catherine Goguel, Timo Keinanen, Bianca Maria Molinari Pradelli, Riccardo Musacchio, Furio Scarpelli, Sergio Siano.

His activity as a photographer has developed in various branches, from sports competitions to interior photography, naturalistic photography and portraits, and then focusing on documenting public and private events (shows, concerts, ceremonies, conferences). He had the pleasure and the privilege of portraying various artists, performers and personalities including Lisa Batiashvili, Bruno Cagli, Roberto Capucci, Franco Cardini, Alain Caron, Aris Christofellis, Placido Domingo jr, Markus Engelhardt, Antonio Giovannini, Satu Jalas, Lauri Laine, Daniele Lombardi, Massimo Mercelli, Tony Momrelle, Marcello Panni, Rodolfo Papa, Antonio Pappano, Elio Pecora, Giancarlo Rostirolla, Claudio Strinati, Aurio Tomicich, Stefano Torossi, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Agostino Ziino.

He has collaborated with Musicaimmagine since 2000 in the production and promotion of multimedia events, exhibitions, publications and recordings to foster cultural, historical and musical heritage.

Among the many projects he has been involved in (with the support of Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ARCUS SpA, IMAIE, ENAP-Psmsad, under the high patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, of the Pontificium Consilium de Cultura, of the Salzburg Mozarteum) a special mention should be given to: “L’Orecchio di Giano: Dialoghi della Antica et Moderna Musica”, a cycle of concerts and events in “Villa Lante al Gianicolo” in Rome; the festivals “Venite Pastores” and “Festa del Te Deum” (in Naples, Palermo, Rome, Genoa, Milan, Vienna from 2001 to 2012); the multimedia project on Giacomo Carissimi’s forth centenary “Maestro dell’Europa Musicale” (2005); the artistic multimedia installation “Le Opere di Misericordia” (2011), with pictures by Sergio Siano, commissioned by Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples for the exhibition “Sette Opere PER la Misericordia”, also exhibited in London (March-April 2017); “La via dell’Anima: Tesori musicali da Roma a Münster”, an Italian-German project about Fortunato Santini’s collection.

He works with theatres, festivals and institutions such as: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Austrian embassy, the Finnish embassy, Courtial International, the Institutum Romanum Finlandie, the International Museum and Library of Music of Bologna, Soprintendenza per il Polo Museale di Roma (SPSAE), Lichtspiel Entertainment GmbH, Fondazione Le Colonne del Decumano with LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana) Publishing, Croce Rossa Italiana, Brilliant Classics, MR Classics, Festival “Magie Barocche”, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Pontifical Teutonic Institute of Santa Maria dell’Anima, Sibelius Society Italia.

He also worked (Production assistant, Proof reader for screenplays GE/ITA, Stage technician) on film productions such as: “Gangs of New York” by Martin Scorsese (Paradise Square Ltd, Rome 2001); “Palestrina Princeps Musicae” by Georg Brintrup (ZDF-ARTE, 2009); “Un Natale coi Fiocchi” by Gianbattista Avellino (Wildside Srl / Sky Cinema, 2012); “Santini’s Netzwerk” by Georg Brintrup (WDR, 2013).