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MATTHEW CHRISTAKOS

CANADA

  • date of birth: February 10, 2000
  • currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music with Prof. Peter Wiley and Carter Brey;
  • studied at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with Prof. David Hetherington and Hans Jørgen Jensen;
  • performed as a soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada;
  • participated in masterclasses given by Raphael Wallfisch, Clive Greensmith, Laurence Lesser, Michel Strauss and Gary Hoffman.

Prizes: laureate of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Music Competition, Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 3

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Op. 101 Hob. VIIb/2

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major Op. 99

Kodály Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello Op. 8, first movement

Popper Elfentanz Op. 39

Semifinal

Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135

Final

Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante in E minor Op. 125