At the age of 5 Matteo Parisi began studying music with his father. He was admitted to the conservatoire G. Martucci Conservatory in Salerno and graduated in cello in 2004 with honours under Luigi Piovano and Liberato Santarpino. He continued his studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he obtained a high level specialization diploma in cello and chamber music with highest honours under Francesco Strano and Carlo Fabiano. He also specialised in cello repertoire with Anatòle Liebermann, Luigi Piovano, Enrico Bronzi, Massimo Polidori, Gabriele Geminiani, Hulrike Hoffman and David Geringas.
Much of his career as been dedicated to chamber music. As a chamber musician he has played with the Quartetto della Scala, the Officina Musicale ensemble, I Solisti Veneti and Europa Galante. In 2007 he founded the “Vanvitelli” string trio with violinist Valerio Iaccio and violist Gerardo Vitale. With them, he performed numerous concerts throughout Italy, and has taken courses at the Chigiana Academy in Siena and the W. Stauffer Academy in Cremona under Bruno Giuranna.
Since 2015, he has been a member of the Quartetto Felix with whom he attended the Accademia Europea del Quartetto and European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), studying with Dirk Mommertz (Quartetto Faurè), Krzysztof Chorzelski and Alex Schacher (Quartetto Belcea), Christoph Giovanninetti and Luc-Marie Aguera ( Quartetto Ysaye), Hatto Beyerle (Quartetto Alban Berg), Johannes Meissl (Quartetto Artis), Itamar Golan, Leonidas Kavakos, Antonello Farulli and Andrea Nannoni.
From 2003 to 2009, he was first cello of the Orchestra da Camera della Campania conducted by Luigi Piovano and from 2008 to 2013 first cello of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestradirected by Riccardo Muti. He has performed in concerts in prestigious halls including: Musikverein of Vienna; Philarmonie of Cologne; Opera Garnier of Paris; Teatro Real of Madrid; Teatre des Champs Elisèe of Paris; Royal Opera House of Muscat-Oman and Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires.
As an orchestra member, he has played under the direction of Myung Whun Chung, Daniel Oren, John Axelrod, Ennio Morricone, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Yuri Temirkanov, Antonio Pappano, Lorin Maazel, Boris Brott, Nicola Luisotti, Daniele Rustioni, Michel Plasson, Asher Fisch and with soloists Pinchas Zukerman, Lang-Lang, Herbie Hancock, Alexander Lonquich, Danilo Rossi and Stefano Bollani. He has played with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, Orchestra Giovanile L. Cherubini, Orchestra of Teatro Regio of Parma, Orchestra of the Fondazione Petruzzelli of Bari, l’Orchestra di Toscana and the Orchestra di Teatro Verdi of Salerno, touring Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Japan, Kenya, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates.
In addition to performing, he also works as an arranger and director of vocal and instrumental ensembles. In 2012 he graduated in Information Technology at the University of Salerno with a thesis in “Automatic Harmonic Analysis and Composition”, and since 2006 he has been musical director of the Camerata Strumentale of the University of Salerno. He also has a diploma in Music Education which has allowed him to work as a cello teacher at state middle and secondary and middle schools since 2011. He has played a Genunzio Carletti cello since 1972.