New Chief Conductor: Dmitry Matvienko
Aarhus, Denmark | October 4th 2023
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce rising star and Malko-winner Dmitry Matvienko as its new Chief Conductor from august 2024-2027, covering three full seasons of classical music.
Signing a three-year contract with 33-year-old Matvienko is a testament to the orchestra’s ambitions to remain a contemporary and socially involved organization in touch with its audience and the surrounding society. Both on and off the stage Dmitry Matvienko will represent and brand Aarhus Symphony Orchestra to a much higher degree than any of its previous Chief Conductors – a dual role integral to his new tenure.
With a host of representational duties and a planned total of twenty-one concerts over the next three years as Chief Conductor for Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, seasons 2024 through 2027 will challenge and push Matvienko and the orchestra to new heights. Fortunately, the two seemed to have hit it off right from the beginning:
“In 2022, when Matvienko had his debut with the orchestra, the response from the musicians was so enthusiastic and unanimously positive that we immediately started looking for ways to continue working with Dmitry, and to be able to sign a rising superstar like Matvienko as Chief Conductor for Aarhus Symphony Orchestra is truly an exciting and rare opportunity – for both the orchestra and the city of Aarhus”, says Musical Director for Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Jesper Nordin.
Dmitry Matvienko comments: “I am honoured to take up the position as Chief Conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Working with passionate musicians, with an orchestra rich in history and desiring artistic development, in a city proud of its copious cultural life, is an ideal scenario for any conductors. I can’t wait to continue this journey with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and start working on the inspiring programs we have laid out for my first season as Chief Conductor. I hope the audience and the city of Aarhus will support and follow us, bringing meaningful experiences, exploring classic and less known repertoire. Please let us surprise you!”
Dmitry Matvienko is scheduled to perform his inaugural concert as Chief Conductor on September 12th, 2024, in the symphonic hall at Musikhuset Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark, but audiences can already experience Matvienko and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra together in the spring of 2024, as they join forces to take on the of Gustav Mahler’s magnificent 5th symphony and Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder.
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