Born in Salvador / Bahia (Brazil), Mateus Dela Fonte studied guitar in Salvador, Barcelona, and Stuttgart under Mario Ulloa, Àlex Garrobé and Johannes Monno. In 2012 he completed advanced studies (Konzertexamen) with highest distinction at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music.
He has won or placed highly in numerous international guitar competitions and was awarded such prizes as Best Interpretation of a Work by Bach (IV. Internationaler Gitarrenwettbewerb Iserlohn, Germany, 2010) and Best Interpreter of Brazilian Music (II. Premio Paraíba de Música Brazil, 1998).
Mateus Dela Fonte has been invited to perform in European and Latin American countries and gave concerts and master classes at renowned festivals such as the Internationale Gitarrenfestspiele Nürtingen (Germany), 25th Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic), and I. Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra (Peru).
In 2010 his debut CD Sarabande&Samba featuring works from Germany, Spain and Brazil was highly praised by the specialized press. In fall 2013 his first recording was followed by Paisagem Brasileira (Brazilian Landscape). This second CD is dedicated to Mateus Dela Fonte’s home country – particularly the music style Choro.
He was the interpreter of many world premieres for solo guitar, trio with guitar and a concert for Guitar und Orchestra.
In addition to his artistic activities, Mateus Dela Fonte is adjunct professor for Guitar with emphasis on chamber music at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music.