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Matvey Demin's prize

Flutist Matvey DeminCourtesy of artist & United Soloists

September 16, 2022

As a kid, flutist Matvey Demin was upset that the Tchaikovsky Competition was only for pianists, string players, and singers. But, In 2019, a new category opened up for wind instruments… and Demin took first prize. Hear Matvey Demin’s gold medal final round concerto on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Movement 8 Epilogue: Lent
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra | Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Album: Ravel: Ballet And Dance Music
EMI Classics 66342

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
Philadelphia Orchestra | Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY

Robert Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20
Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Music Festival, Delhi, NY

Agustin Barrios: Un sueño en la floresta
Berta Rojas, guitar
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY

Hour 2

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Prussian Sonata No. 5 Movement 2
Jon Mendle, archguitar
Album: L'infidele
In a Circle 4

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for flute and orchestra in D minor, Wq. 22
Matvey Demin, flute | Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra | Christian Knapp, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Menachem Wiesenberg: Klezmer Suite
Silvia Simionescu, viola | Chen Halevi, clarinet | Winfried Holzenkamp, double bass | Cornelia Lenzin, piano
Mizmorim Festival, Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland

Gao Hong: Celebration
Gao Hong, Pipa | Kenwood Symphony Orchestra | Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble | Dennis Friesen-Carper, conductor
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN