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"Matilda Colliard is a talented and very promising young musician who approaches classical music with great professionalism"
F. Berthold - Cellist and Artistic Director of the Festival "International Chamber Music Festival Lago di Garda”

"Matilda Colliard has the talent for making us listen to very famous music again as if it were the first time with often a new point of view"
Luca Ciammarughi - Musicologist, Radio Conductor and Pianist

"From the sphere of sweet beauty to that of a wise sound () the step is a short one: a wisdom that includes how to" hint "the sound, how to enunciate it ()"
Andrea Bedetti - Journalist and Professor of Philosophy and Musical Aesthetics of UniTre (Milan)

Born into a family of musicians, Matilda began studying cello at the age of 4 and she graduated at the Novara Conservatory with highest honors.

She specialized in the repertoire for cello and piano and piano trio at the Academy of Sesto Fiorentino, the Academy of Fusignano and at the prestigious Academy of Imola.

She attended at the same time the "Santa Cecilia" Academy in Portogruaro with cellists Enrico Bronzi and G. Gnocchi.

During her studies, Matilda had the opportunity to be guided also by cellists Marianne Chen, Rafael Rosenfeld, Macha Yanouchevsky, Frieder Berthold and pianists Pier Narciso Masi and Konstantin Bogino.

She is the Winner of several international competitions including European Music Competition - Moncalieri, National Music Competition “Riviera della Versilia”-Tuscany, International Competition Anemos - Rome, International Music Competition London “Grand Prize Virtuoso” (London).

At the “Gran Prize Virtuoso” award ceremony she performed at the prestigious “Royal Albert Hall” in London.
The following year she was invited to perform at the Italian Cultural Institute of London and in the well-known church of St. Martin in the Fields.

In 2016, with her Association "Colpi d'Arte", she won the "Prize of Arts and Culture" (Music section) for the promotion of the development and diffusion of musical culture in all its forms and expressions.

Matilda has held concerts in several European countries (France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and England) and in China (Beijing, Tianjn, Yangzhou, Chengdu and Harbin) and is regularly invited to main Italian festivals and concert institutions such as Unione Musicale, MiTo, GOG Giovine Genovese Orchestra Spinola Foundation, Settenovecento c / o Ass. Filarmonica di Rovereto, Amici del Loggione alla Scala.

Among her most important recordings are: the A. Arensky complete trios for the Brilliant Classics label (with Trio Carducci), the L. van Beethoven complete compositions for cello and piano with pianist Stefano Ligoratti for the Da Vinci Classics label (a work that has reached a very high number of ratings on digital platforms).

Matilda is also the first Italian woman to record the J. S. Bach complete 6 Suites for solo cello (Da Vinci Classics 2021). "One of the best Suites recordings I've heard in recent years." (Andrea Bedetti - Music Voice). The album has received wide critical acclaim (4 stars / 5 Music - 4.5 / 5 Music Voice) and her music is regularly broadcast by Radio Tre, Radio Marconi, Radio Classica, Radio Popolare and RSI (Radio Svizzera Italiana).

She has recorded the Complete Johannes Brahms Cello Sonatas (with pianist Stefano Ligoratti) and they have been released on february 2023; the album has nominated record of the month (July 2023) with 5 stars/5, Music Voice. "It takes enormous clarity of intent, expressive subtlety, ardor and mastery of the material and Matilda Colliard, with her cello, lists them for us one by one (...) (Andrea Bedetti - Music Voice). 

In December 2023 she received the award "Excellence in Music" (Arts and Culture Award) for her chamber music activity, in particular as cello and piano duo.

She is currently Chamber Music Professor at the “Franco Vittadini” Conservatory in Pavia.

Alongside her cello activity, Matilda is specializing on ancient repertoire through the study of the Viola da Gamba.