Date of Birth - 1994-09-14
Greek flautist Polychronis Karamatidis and Romanian guitarist Matei Rusu made their debut as Duo con Spirito in January 2015 in Maastricht (The Netherlands). Since then they have been highly active, performing all over Europe. The duo has been awarded several prizes in international chamber music competitions, such as: "Leopold Bellan" Int. Chamber Music Competition (Paris, France),"Altamira Gorizia Guitar Competition"(Gorizia,Italy) "Paola Ruminelli" Int. Chamber Music Competition (Domodossola, Italy), "Twents" Int. Chamber Music Competition (Enschede, The Netherlands), "eMuse" Int. Music Competition and "ENKOR" Int. Chamber Music Competition. In 2020 the duo released their first CD, "Debut". It comprises their unique arrangement of J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto and the Valses Poeticos of E. Granados, alongside other masterpieces of the flute and guitar repertoire. During the last years the duo developed several projects. Most notable were "Stories from Le Chat Noir" and "Astor Piazzolla - Libertad in Tango" (both prizewinners in the "Musik & Vermittlung" competition organized by Hochschule für Musik Detmold, respectively) and "Klänge hinter dem Stacheldraht", presenting masterpieces of music and literature composed in the concentration camps of the 20th century.