CRITICAL REACTION

“He has been showing since the beginning of the first round, a very good understanding and knowledge of the scores, skills to explain your intentions and a very good intuition of how to get the problems solved, both with singers and with orchestra. ”

FRÉDÉRIC CHASLIN
Conductor, Composer and Pianist
President Jury CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI International Conducting Competition, 2nd Edition

“He is a musician who already proves a special maturity, a power of transmission both to the orchestra and to the audience, showing a special talent for symphonic music as well as for opera music. His gesture is broad, but very direct, with a well-controlled embodiment in the same time proving a deep theoretical knowledge of scores.
He is also a very polite person who knows how to relate very well both with the orchestra, the choir and with the soloists.”

ION IOSIF PRUNNER
Choir Conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
President of the Constantin Silvestri Foundation

“Having observed him through the several rounds of the competition, I was deeply impressed by his refined musical sensibilities, his extensive knowledge and technique, as well as his firm but collegial interaction with the other participants. Additionally, Mr Matsukawa has had an appealing warmth on and off the podium, and an openness of heart that shows in his music-making. It was a fully deserved prize.”

Michalis Economou
Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, Music Director
City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor

“We were immensely impressed by his musical communication with Hammonds and then Eccles later in the day. There was a great sense of transparent communication and natural charisma, of understanding and immersion in the music and what he wanted from the players.
It was a delight to see him conduct — and especially on ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’ which captured a perfect groove.”

MORGAN GRIFFITHS / SARAH GROARKE-BOOTH
Jury of Brass Band Conductors’ Association’s (BBCA) conducting Competition2024

“The winner though was outstanding — a very accomplished musician — the full package in fact.”

MORGAN GRIFFITHS / SARAH GROARKE-BOOTH
Jury of Brass Band Conductors’ Association’s (BBCA) conducting Competition2024

“コンクールの各ラウンドを通して彼の姿を拝見し、彼の洗練された音楽的センス、幅広い知識とテクニック、そして他の参加者たちとの協調的でありながらも礼儀正しい交流に深い感銘を受けました。 さらに、松川氏は指揮台の上でもそれ以外でも、魅力的な温かさと寛大な心を持ち、それは彼の音楽作りに表れていました。 それは十分にふさわしい賞でした。”

ミハリス・エコノモウ
ギリシャ放送交響楽団音楽監督
アテネ市交響楽団 首席指揮者