After his studies at the conservatoire in Aix-en-Provence, Matthieu Camilleri received instruction in Baroque violin with Chiara Banchini at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis where he received a Diploma in Early Music Performance. His postgraduate studies with François Fernandez then led him to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
Matthieu Camilleri plays on a regular basis as a chamber musician or as first violin with La Fenice (Jean Tubéry), Amarillis (Héloïse Gaillard), Akademia (Françoise Lasserre), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), L’Arpegiatta (Christina Pluhar) etc. and with the french orchestra Le Concert Spirituel.
With his own ensemble Les Récréations, his last recording, Sonata a Quattro by Alessandro Scarlatti for Ricercar (Outhere), got the French award Diapason d’Or. They have been perfoming in many early music festivals (including Lanvellec, La Chaise-Dieu, Sinfonia, Ribeauvillé, Bach en Combrailles, Souvigny, Frissons Baroques …) as well as for the WDR3 Radio in Cologne or France Musique.
During his studies with the organist Rudolf Lutz, Matthieu specialized in Historical Improvisation – Masters degree in 2008. He improvises with a bass or solo, and has developed a system of polyphonic reflexes for string instruments. He regularly gives entirely ex tempore concerts, for example while participating in music festivals at home and abroad, including the Festival de Lanvellec, the Festival de Musique Improvisée de Lausanne, Musée de la Cité de la Musique (Paris) and the Leipziger Improvisationsfestival.
Matthieu Camilleri occasionally teaches and gives master classes at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, at both the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon and in Paris, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, at the Festival de Musique Improvisée de Lausanne, and the Académie de Monaco.
May 2018 was released by EnPhases (Outhere) his solo violin CD album, Senti lo mare, on the Tartini sonate piccole, mixing written pieces and improvisations.