Mateus Dela Fonte has been invited to perform in various Asian, European and Latin American countries. He gave concerts at various renowned festivals such as the Internationale Gitarrenfestspiele Nürtingen (Germany), VI. Guitarmania (Portugal), 25. Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic), and I. Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra (Peru). In Brazil his two concerts, "Homenagem a Villa-Lobos" (2000) and "Retrato Brasileiro" (2001), were recorded and aired by Televisão Educativa de Salvador.

In 2010 his debut CD Sarabande & Samba featuring works from Germany, Spain and Brazil was highly praised by the specialized press. In fall 2013 it was followed by Paisagem Brasileira – Brazilian Landscape. This second CD is dedicated to Mateus Dela Fonte’s home country – particularly the music style Choro.

Dela Fonte was the interpreter of many world premieres for solo guitar, trio with guitar and Xavier Berenguel’s Concert de Tardor for Guitar und Orchestra.

Mateus Dela Fonte has won or placed highly in numerous international guitar competitions. He 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). He also took first prize at the L′Arjau per a joves (Spain; 2003) international music competition.

Born in Salvador/Bahia (Brazil), Dela Fonte studied guitar in Salvador, Barcelona, Madrid, and Stuttgart under Mario Ulloa, Àlex Garrobé, Gabriel Estarellas, and Johannes Monno. In the spring of 2012 he completed advanced studies with highest distinction at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music. He was a recipient of scholarships from, among others, the AECI and the Fundación Carolina.