Born in Sardinia in 1989, he began to play clarinet at the age of 13. Very soon, his passion turned to jazz thanks to his bass player father. The young self-taught man then received his first educational supervision from Nuoro Jazz workshops led by trompetist Paolo Fresu. There, he was awarded several scholarships, one of them granting him the opportunity to record an album and play in various Italian jazz festivals.
At 19, he moved to Paris to pursue his jazz education at the Music Conservatory of Paris. Amongst his teachers : Nicolas Dary, Jean-Charles Richard, Emil Spanyi, Pierre Bertrand, André Villeger, Joe Quitzke. Summer 2009 was marked by the Siena jazz, where he had the chance to study with Kenny Werner, Clarence Penn, Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenon, Jim Snidero. The ‘best musician’ scholarship also allowed him to study with Chris Potter.
In 2012, at the Saint Germain des Près jazz festival (Paris) not only his quartet won the spring- board 1st award in bands contest but Matteo, himself, received the Selmer prize for best soloist with a endorsement from the pretigious brand. Still in 2012, he was awarded the public choice prize and the 2nd prize at the International Jazz Soloist Competition of Monaco.
In 2015 he was awarded the press prize at the International Competition "Premio Massimo Urbani"
Besides working with his quartet, Matteo Pastorino appears in several other projects: Clax3, Du-Os / Tri-Os, Nicola Andrioli Fourth Stream Ensemble, Talmest, Playground Four, Julian Getreau Quartet … He performed et/or recorded with: Joe Sanders, Jason Palmer, Kenny Werner, Michael Blake, Guillaume De Chassy, Thomas Savy, Nicolas Folmer, Bruno Micheli, Francesco Bearzatti, Nicola Andrioli, Francesco Ciniglio, Lukmil Perrez, Thomas Encho, Franco D’Andrea, Antoine Banville, Cyrille Aimé, Ernest Dawkins, Mauro Gargano, Ettore Fioravanti, Claudio Filippini, Tino Tracanna…