Dmitry Matvienko

The winner of this year’s Malko competition for young conductors is Dmitry Matvienko from Belarus, who also receives the Audience Prize! Linhan Cui won Second Prize as well as the prize of the Children’s Jury, and Chloé Dufresne won Third Prize.

Dmitry Matvienko, 30, initially trained as a chorister and choirmaster. He studied symphonic conducting at the Moscow Conservatoire and attended master classes given by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Jurowski, Teodor Currentzis and Vasily Petrenko. In 2017 he joined the conductor internship programme of the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra. The Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra engaged him to assist and prepare programs for chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for Vasily Petrenko and Michail Jurowski. Both orchestras also entrusted him with symphony concerts at Moscow’s main concert halls. Since April 2020 he has been an affiliated conductor of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus.

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