Matteo Marchisano-Adamo

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Matteo Marchisano-Adamo
Born (1973-02-19) February 19, 1973 (age 42)
Flint, Michigan
Occupation Film editor, Sound designer, Composer
Years active 2000 - present
Spouse(s) Elena-Cristina Marchisano (2008-)

Matteo Marchisano-Adamo (born February 19, 1973) is an American sound designer, film editor, composer. He was born in Flint, Michigan.[1]


Matteo Marchisano-Adamo's mother is Sicilian and his father is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a child he studied ballet, eventually being offered a scholarship to study in New York City, which was never pursued. Marchisano-Adamo also played the violin as a child. As a teenager he studied piano with the Brazilian pianist Caio Pagano.

From 1991-1995 Marchisano-Adamo studied music at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary with Ferenc Rados and Balázs Szokolay. It was in Budapest that he discovered atonal, electronic music, and serial composition. György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and John Cage are some of his influences.[2]

Returning to the U.S. he pursued other creative endeavors, including writing, filmmaking, and poetry. At the New School University in New York City he was mentored by the poet Sekou Sundiata.[3] Attending many screenings at the Anthology Film Archives Marchisano-Adamo was introduced to the film work of Maya Deren and Luis Buñuel.[4]

In Los Angeles, California Marchisano-Adamo attended the American Film Institute as a film editor where he worked with Frank Pierson, Donn Cambern, Danford Greene, Lynzee Klingman, Gill Dennis, and Frank Mazzola. In 2009 he was awarded best editing from the Europe Independent Film Festival.[5]

He is married to the Romanian actress Elena-Cristina Marchisano. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Matteo Marchisano-Adamo". Absolute Now. Absolute Now. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Matteo Marchisano-Adamo". CD Baby. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Matteo Marchisano-Adamo" (PDF). AFI. AFI. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Matteo Marchisano-Adamo". TuneCore. TuneCore Bio. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Award winners 2009 | ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival". April 3, 2014. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

Caio Pagano:

   “Pagano is such a fine performer that any opportunity to hear him
   should be seized”. Joseph McLellan, Washington Post
   Caio Pagano is an internationally renowned concert pianist, teacher and scholar.
   He is a distinguished professor of piano at Arizona State University since 1986
   having earned the honor of Regents' Professor of Piano at this institution. He is
   the recipient of many piano performance awards in Europe and in his native
   country, Brazil.
   Pagano has performed throughout four continents in more than 900 public
   performances as recital soloist, chamber musician and as soloist with orchestras.
   He has premiered 36 works in concert halls worldwide, 25 of these were works
   written and dedicated to him by the composers, including several concertos for
   piano and orchestra. He has also recorded several of these works. Pagano was
   the first pianist to perform the complete works of Schoenberg in several capitals
   of the world.
   Among the remarkable premières was the performance of Pousseur’s
   Apostrophe, along with Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in Washington D.C. and
   New York City, which received following reviews: “The Pousseur was
   transcendent, and Beethoven was absolutely first-class, simultaneously idiomatic
   and original.” New York Times. “I started jotting comments after each variation,
   but I abandoned that as I realized I was being presented with a conception that
   was an incandescent entity.” Washington Post.
   He performed with orchestras throughout the world conducted by Sergiu
   Comissiona, Camargo Guarnieri, Szimon Goldberg, Howard Griffits, John
   Neschling, James Sedares, Aylton Escobar, Eleazar de Carvalho, Silva Pereira,
   Ernest Bour, Morton Gould, Roberto Minczuk, Roberto Tibiriçá. His programs are
   vast and have included great Masters of the XXth century; he performed Berg’s
   “Chamber Concerto”, Schoenberg’s Concerto, Bartók’s II Concerto for the first
   time ever in Brazil, as well as the complete works of Schoenberg; and a large
   number of world premières of contemporary composers such as Guarnieri ( 6th.
   Sonatina, dedicated to him), Koellreutter ( Acronon, dedicated to him), Gilberto
   Mendes ( Concerto and Vento Noroeste, dedicated to him), Willy Correa de
   Oliveira ( Concerto, dedicated to him), James DeMars ( Tapestry and Concerto,
   dedicated to him), Almeida Prado ( Cartas Celestes III, Carta de Pero Vaz de
   Caminha dedicated to him) and many others.
   As Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Caio created the International
   Biennial of Music, which attracted many internationally acclaimed artists who
   collaborated with him, including Saschko Gawriloff, Cristof Caskel, Raphael
   Hillyer, Werner Taube, Henry Schuman. He also toured with Pierre Fournier,
   Janos Starker, Thomas Friedli, Szymon Goldberg and the Dutch Chamber
   Orchestra, Albor Rosenfeld, the St. Petersburg Quartet, Maria João Pires, Gerard
   Caussé, the St. Petersburg Quartet and the Jacques Thibaud Trio. Caio has
   been a featured artist at the Miami New World Festival, the Washington
   Interamerican Fest, the Grenoble Festival, the Megève Festival, the Merida
   Festival, the Montpellier Festival and many others.
   A frequent performer in East Asia, Caio played in Beijing, Qingdao, Tokyo,
   Yokohama, Kobe, Kyoto, and in Singapore at the Esplanade, the Botanical
   gardens and at the SOTA.
   At ASU he created the Brazilian Arts Festival in 2000 ( followed by two CDs, the
   first with two works for piano and orchestra by Brazilian composer Camargo
   Guarnieri, with the Czech National Symphony ( including world première
   recordings of Guarnieriʼs “Chôro”), and the second with "Trio for piano violin and
   horn" by Almeida Prado, which he commissioned, both released by Summit
   Records) and the Steinway Chamber Music Festival in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
   He has adjudicated international competitions in Portugal, Switzerland,
   Singapore, Brazil, the USA, Panama. He became "Professor of the Year" at
   Arizona State University in 2010.
   In partnership with Maria João Pires, Pagano created the Belgais Centre for
   Studies of the Arts in Portugal in 2000 and recorded "Sounds of Belgais" for
   Deutsche Gramophon. He created the Piano Department of the Institute
   Politechnic in Portugal.
   Summit, Soundset, Deutsche Grammophon and Glissando labels publish his
   acclaimed recordings. His CD "Music for Children" by Heitor Villa-Lobos has
   received rave reviews which have included “CD of the Month” by BBC Music
   Magazine, and other magnificent reviews on Gramophone (Great Britain), CD
   Compact (Spain) and Fanfare (United States). In 2009 Soundset released a CD
   selected as CD of the week by National Public Radio NPR/KBAQ, called
   "Remembrance, volume I". Also in 2009 a CD with works of Brahms, Poulenc,
   Debussy and Berg ( with Carlos Alves, clarinet) was released by Soundset, and
   in 2010 Pagano was selected by the Magazine "Concerto" in Brazil, to have his
   new CD with Chopin and Schumann to be sent to 5,000 subscribers. In 2012 he
   released a CD with the three Brahms Sonatas for violin, with Emmanuele Baldini,
   and the Quintets of Schubert ( Trout) and Hummel with the Jacques Thibaud
   Trio, recorded live in Japan. In 2013 he released a CD with works of Chopin, for
   Soundset. In 2014 “Remembrance volume II” will be released by Soundset
   Caio Pagano combines a profound knowledge of the Arts, Literature and Music,
   which characterizes his interpretations as authoritative and unique. His
   transcendent technique is accompanied by exuberant lyricism, intellect and a
   polished sense of style. Pagano is a Steinway Artist