Michele Pasotti is without a doubt one of the leading lute players of his generation. He appears regularly on the concert platform with such artists and groups as Giovanni Antonini & "il Giardino Armonico", Thomas Hengelbrock & the "Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble", Nathalie Stutzmann & "Orfeo 55" or Andrea Marcon & the "Venice Baroque Orchestra". Since 2012 he has been touring with Cecilia Bartoli & "i Barocchisti", with whom he has also appeared as a soloist. In this role he has also recorded works of Pergolesi with Claudio Abbado & the "Orchestra Mozart".
Michele’s repertoire includes music from the Mediaeval up until the late 18th century. The group “la fonte musica”, of which he is founder and artistic director, specializes in the music of the late Mediaeval and its first CD “Le Ray au Soleyl. Musica alla corte pavese dei Visconti” was awarded several international prizes.
Michele is professor for lute at the Conservatorio di Musica “B.Maderna” in Cesena and he taught theorbo and lute from 2012 to 2014 at the Rovigo Musica Antica summer courses. His great interest in music theory lead to wide-ranging studies (Renaissance Music and Counterpoint; "Ars Nova"; the Practice of Late Mediaeval Music; Italian Chamber Music of the Baroque Era) in Milan, Rome and Barcelona. Since 2012, Michele has been teaching a course on the "Ars Nova" an der Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano.
Michele received a first-class degree in Theoretical Philosophy from the University in his home town, Pavia.