Saturday, February 11, 2017

Duo con Spirito | 2nd Prize | ENKOR Int'l Chamber Music Competition 2016/17


Duo con Spirito 
The Netherlands
Polychronis Karamatidis, flute
Matei Rusu, guitar
Score: 90.27

Greek flutist Polychronis Karamatidis and Romanian guitarist Matei Rusu first met in 2013 at Conservatorium Maastricht. They made their debut as a duo in January 2015 at "The Night of Classical Music" event in Maastricht. Since then they have performed in several venues in the Netherlands and North-West of Germany.

Currently they are involved in several promising projects. While bringing classical music in nursing homes to elderly citizens who need this civic and cultural care together with the "Jong voor Oud" Foundation,they have developed projects with several other musician. Currently they are working on two projects designed exclusively for their duo. As an ensemble they had lessons with Roman Krejci, Mark Tooten, Carlo Marchione and Philippe Benoit.

Polychronis was first Prize winner of the "Summer Academy of State Conservatoires" in Greece. His solid professional background comprises numerous recitals in Greece and Netherlands as a solo player and as part of several chamber music ensembles. In 2011 Polychronis began his career as a flute player being 1st flutist of the Young Symphonic Orchestra of Greece and 2nd flutist of the Con Fuoco Orchestra. At the moment he is involved in projects organized by the orchestra of Conservatorium Maastricht and Amikejo Orkest.

During his career he took part in masterclasses with great names of the flute world such as Peter Lukas Graff, Samuel Coles , Ph. Jundt ,S.Witiber etc. At the moment he is studying flute at Conservatorium Maastricht under the guidance Philippe Benoit.

Matei is one of the most promising Romanian guitarists of his generation. He has participated in numerous guitar competitions , such as Sinaia International Guitar Festival where we was awarded the 2nd Prize. During his career he performed in several venues in Romania and Netherlands, not only as a solo musician but also as part of chamber music ensembles.

Throughout his career Matei has followed numerous masterclasses with well renowned classical guitarist such as Alex Garrobe, Marco Socias, Alexis Muzurakis etc. At the moment he is studying at Conservatorium Maastricht with Carlo Marchione and Roman Krejci.

Sonatina Op.205, M.Castelnuovo-Tedesco, 12:48
Nightclub 1960, A. Piazzolla, 6:10