Matteo Mizera started the study of violin under the guidance of Luciana Hazan at the age of 9. He began studying viola with Luca Sanzò at the “Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” in 2005. Matteo is studying his 2nd year of Master in Viola performance (MPerf) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) with the violist Rachel Roberts, supported by a full scholarship from “The Leverhulme Trust”.
He attended several masterclasses and courses with well known violists: Bruno Giuranna, Garth Knox, Paul Coletti, Maxim Rysanov, Danusha Waskiewicz, Danilo Rossi, Ettore Causa, Raffaele Mallozzi, Luca Sanzò, Rachel Roberts, Simon Rowland Jones, Francesco Fiore and Simone Gramaglia.
In 2010 he won the 1st prize in Arts Academy’s competition, the 2nd prize in ESTA’s competition (European String Teachers Association) in 2008, the 2nd prize at the “Dinu Lipatti” International Competition and the 3rd prize at the “Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso”International Competition and at the “Premio Clivis” Competition in 2015. He was finalist at the national known “Rassegna nazionale d’archi Mario Benvenuti” (2010).
He played in the: London Symphony Orchestra, “LaVerdi” Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Aurora Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, JuniOrchestra Advanced (Academy of St.Cecilia Youth Orchestra), Young Talent Orchestra EY, Italian Youth Orchestra (OGI), Academy of Orchestra Mozart, Silk Street Sinfonia and Archi di Roma.
Matteo collaborated and performed with leading musicians, soloists and conductors such as the legendary Kurt Masur, Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Mark Shanahan, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Michail Jurowski, Diego Matheuz, Takuo Yuasa, Lucas Macias Navarro, Dariusz Mizera, Carlo Rizzari, Luca Sanzò, Massimo Polidori, David Romano, Marco Serino, Valeriano Taddeo, Gabriele Geminiani, Francesco Manara, Riccardo Minasi, Carlo Maria Parazzoli, Raffaele Mallozzi, Andrea Oliva, Francesco Di Rosa, Francesco Bossone, Roberto Gonzalez Monjas, Lorenza Borrani, Arditti Quartet.