Born in Trento in 1979, Matteo Franceschini studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Milan.
He graduated at "Santa Cecilia" National Academy in Rome under the guidance of Azio Corghi and attended the Cursus Annuel de Composition et d'Informatique Musicale offered by the IRCAM in Paris.
He has received several prizes, both in national and international competitions, like "Tactus" (Brussels), "Guido d'Arezzo", "Il Giornale della Musica - RAI", among others.
He has received commissions from La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Biennale of Venice, RAI, Festival Mito, Philharmonie de Paris, Arcal, Festival Milano Musica, Philharmonic Academy of Rome, Festival Nuova Consonanza, Agon, Orchestre National d’Île de France, National Orchestra of Belgium, Franch Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation (Commande d’État), Reims Opera, Saint-Etienne Opera,, Divertimento Ensemble, As.Li.Co., Festival Pontino, Haydn Symphony Orchestra, “I Pomeriggi Musicali” Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Toscana Foundation and, moreover, from important festivals and organizations.
His works, conducted among others by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Mikko Frank, Pascal Rophé, David Atherton, Arturo Tamayo, Ronald Zollman and Gustav Kuhn, have been performed in various international festivals, for instance “La Scala Theatre”, “Biennale of Venice”, “Mito-Settembre Musica”, “Festival Archipel”, “Società del Quartetto”, “Milano Musica”, “Unione Musicale” of Turin, Festival “Rondò”, Festival “Traiettorie”, IRCAM, “Cité de la Musique” of Paris, “Festival Agora”, “Salle Pleyel”, “Festival Radio France”, “Salle Gaveau”, “Rachmaninoff Concert Hall” of Moscow, “Münchner Opernfestspiele – Festspiele+”, “Nederlandse Muaziekdagen”, Symphonic Season of Orchestre National de Belgique, “Festival för ny musik”, “Prague Premieres”, “Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest”, “Operadhoy Festival” of Madrid, “Zukunftsmusik Festival” of Stuttgard, Harvard University. He has had broadcasts on several international radios.
He has realized operas, soundtracks for movies as well as multimedia installations.
Since 2006, he is a member of Agon, one of the most important centers of Acoustic and Musical Informatics in Italy.
Professor of Computer Music and Electroacoustic Composition at the “Niccolò Piccinni” Conservatory of Bari and at “Antonio Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria for the Academic Years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, he has held lectures at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, at IRCAM, at IULM University of Milan, at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and at Conservatories of Milan and Rome.
For the season 2008-2009 he has been named composer in residence at Compagnie Nationale de Théâtre Lyrique et Musical “Arcal” of Paris where he has realized his first opera. “Il risultato dei singoli”, his first monographic record, was realized in collaboration with Divertimento Ensemble of Milan for Stradivarius Record and published in April 2011.
“Fedora - Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera 2014”, he has been named composer in residence at the Orchestre National d'Île de France and at the Philharmonic Academy of Rome for the seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Recently, Matteo Franceschini has received the “2011-2012 Italian Affiliated Fellowship in the Arts (Musical Composition)” from the American Academy in Rome.
His music has been published by Suvini Zerboni - Sugarmusic of Milan until 2010. Since January 2011 he is published by Casa Ricordi - Universal Music Publishing.