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Thursday, January 18, 2018


Spectators and friends of classical music will have the occasion to attend a special recital of chamber music on Tuesday, 26th of August, 9pm, in Megaro Gyzi in Fira, Santorini. The well-known German pianist Uwe Matschke and his daughter, the exceptional young violonist Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke will interpret work of composers J. Brahms, L. v. Beethoven, C. Debussy, E. Grieg and N. Milstein.


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Photos from the concert (26/8/2008)


Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke, violin

Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke was born in Athens in 1988 and had her first violin lessons at the age of 5. From 1997 to 2002 she was taught by the Russian violinist Nina Volinskaya and by the Albanian violinist Vassilis Papas.

In September 2002 she was accepted as a pupil in "Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere", the school of music in Weimar (Germany) in the violin class of Jost Witter, professor of the Higher School of Music "Franz Liszt". At the same period she attended the master class of Prof. Igor Ozim as part of the International Summer Courses of Weimar (2002, 2003, 2004). Additionally in Summer 2005 she attended the master class of Prof. Ana Chumachenko and Prof. Zakhar Bron at the Verbier Academy. Between 1996 and 1998 she was a member of the Greek Radio Youth Orchestra.

She gave her first recitals at the festivals of Symi and Hydra, at the age of 11 and subsequently in various German cities. She has played as a soloist with the German Symphonic Orchestras "Westschsisches Symphonieorchester" and "Vogtland Philharmonie" and in Greece with the "State Orchestra of Thessaloniki" and the "Symphonic Orchestra of Volos". She gave recitals as part of the German Music Festival "Festspiele Mecklenburg - Vorpommen" and in Greece in the Concert Halls of Athens and Thessaloniki and also at the Festivals of Syros and Chalkidiki.

Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke was awarded the first prize for a solo violin performance in the following competitions:

- 2001 Panhellenic music competition for pupils, Athens
- 2003 International violin competition "Andrea Postacchini", Italy
- 2004 National German competition "Jugend musizier"
- 2004 1st International competition for young soloists "Ersi Saratsi", Greece
- 2005 2nd International violin competition "Henri Marteau", Germany

Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke has received scholarships by the Greek Society of the Friends of Music ("Alexandra Triandi" scholarship) and by the German Organization Musikleben (Gerd Bucerius scholarship).

Today Danae Papamatthäou-Matschke receives a scholarship by the "Alexandros S. Onassis" Foundation. As a prize winner of the 14th competition of the German Foundation of Musical Instruments in Hamburg she is playing on an Italian violin made by Carlo Giuseppe Testore (Milan 1710), offer of a private collection of Heidelberg.


Uwe Matschke, piano

Uwe Matschke was born in Germany in 1956 and represents the younger generation of pianists influenced by E-Fischer.

He studied at the "Franz Liszt" Higher School of Music in Weimar, as a student of professor Juliane Lerche and after obtaining a state scholarship he followed postgraduate studies at the "Franz Liszt" Academy in Budapest. At the same time he attended seminars given by professors Jacob Lateiner and Peter Solymmos at the "International Music Seminary" in Weimar. Furthermore, he successfully participated in international piano competitions in Germany, Hungary and Italy.

From 1980 until 1987 he taught piano at the Higher School of Music "Franz Liszt" in Weimar. From 1987 he lives and works in Greece and today he is professor of piano and Head of the “Department of Music Science and Art” of the University of Macedonia, Economic and Social Sciences, in Thessaloniki.

Uwe Matschke has given numerous solo concerts in Hamburg, Moscow, Monaco, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden etc. The press has many times praised his skillful way of interpretation, that is characterized by great sensitivity.

As soloist he has played with orchestras from many European countries such as the State Orchestra of Athens, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, "Virtuosi di Praga", Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, "Orchestra of Colors", etc.

He has played with a big variety of chamber music groups which enjoy international fame and recognition (Gewandhausquartett - Leipzig, Leipziger Streichquartett, string quintet of Dresden etc) and with internationally acclaimed soloists V. Hudecek - violin, K. Feltz - violoncello, V. Milanova - violin , L. F. Rabin - song .

He has also appeared at international festivals and performed at famous Concert Halls like the Braunschweiger Festival, Erfurter Festival, Mozart - Gesellschaft Munchen, Cemal Resit Rey Konser Salonou - Constantinopel, Dimitria Festival-Thessaloniki, the Athens Concert Hall, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall etc.

Recordings of Uwe Matschke΄s interpretations have been made in the studios of the German, Greek and Cypriot State Radios & Televisions.

Uwe Matschke΄s records and CDs have been released by EMI and Virgin Records.