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18 June 2021, 18:34

Dmitry Matvienko of Belarus wins Malko Competition in Denmark

Dmitry matvienko. Photo courtesy of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus
Dmitry matvienko. Photo courtesy of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus

MINSK, 18 June (BelTA) - Conductor of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus Dmitry Matvienko won the first prize & audience prize of the Nicolai Malko Competition for Young Conductors, BelTA learned from the Belarusian theater.

On the night of 12 June, Dmitry Matvienko competed against two other finalists: Chloe Dufresne from France and Linhan Cui of China.

The famous international competition for young conductors (competitors must be aged between 20 and 35) is held in Copenhagen by the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra to commemorate its founding conductor Nicolai Malko (1883-1961) every three years, since 1965.

Dmitry Matvienko will conduct Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Minsk on 19 June.

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