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Dmitry Matvienko

Born in Minsk in 1990, Dmitry Matvienko received his first music lessons at the age of 6 before undergoing a formal training as a chorister and choirmaster. From 2009 he studied choral conducting  at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, and in 2012-13 he was a member of the MusicAeterna Choir at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre (artistic director: Teodor Currentzis).

The following years he dedicated to studies in symphonic conducting at the Moscow Conservatoire and attended master classes of Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Jurowski, Teodor Currentzis and Vasily Petrenko.

In 2017 Dmitry became a member of the conductor internship programme of the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra (chief conductor: Vladimir Spivakov). The Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, on the other hand, engaged him to assist and prepare programmes for chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for Vasily Petrenko and Michail Jurowski. Both of these orchestras also entrusted him with some of their regular symphony concerts, which he conducted at the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic and at Zaryadye Hall. The soloists on such occasions included exciting Russian soloists from the young generation, including violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, cellist Alexander Buzlov or pianists Lukas Geniušas and Andrey Gugnin.

Also in 2017, Dmitry Matvienko was engaged by the Holland Festival as choirmaster for the world premiere of Kourliandski’s Octavia. This new opera was staged by Boris Yukhananov, who subsequently invited him to conduct the ambitiously crafted project Orphic Games. Punk-Macrame at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in Moscow, 2018. For the world premiere production of Vustin’s The Devil in Love at Moscow’s Stanislavsky-Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in February 2019 Dmitry once more acted as Vladimir Jurowski’s assistant. In due course, however, he took over performances of his own, including a presentation of this opera to the jury of the most significant Russian national theatre award “Golden Mask”.

Apart from conducting concerts with the Svetlanov Symphony, the Russian National Philharmonic, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra (chief conductor: Yuri Bashmet) and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”, Dmitry collaborates with the contemporary music ensemble “N’Caged”  and various other Moscow and Russian regional symphony orchestras. In Minsk, he works with the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has been an affiliated conductor of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus since April 2020.

September 2020

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