Conducted by Teodor Currentzis, the musicAeterna orchestra and choir are one of the most outstanding phenomena in modern academic music. The ensemble was founded in Novosibirsk in 2004 and later spent seven years as part of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since last autumn, musicAeterna has been residing at Dom Radio in Saint Petersburg.
The highlights of musicAeterna’s creative biography include triumphant performances at concert halls all around the world (from New York to Tokyo), appearances at festivals in Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Lucerne and Brussels, theatrical collaborations with Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci and Peter Sellars, and recordings for Sony Classical which have won prestigious awards (ECHO Klassik, Edison Klassiek and others).
musicAeterna is a team of like-minded individuals following the creative philosophy of Teodor Currentzis. The ensemble does not simply perform music: instead, the musicians share their vision and perception of the pieces with the audience. Thus, musicAeterna chooses to accompany their concerts with open rehearsals, master classes, film viewings, lectures and public talks featuring guest experts. The residency in Lucerne is going to keep that tradition alive. A series of side events will expand the main programme and allow the audience to get better acquainted with the spirit and context of the performed pieces.
The inaugural residency in Lucerne will begin with master classes by two outstanding musicians: Afanasy Chupin (musicAeterna's concertmaster) and Alexei Zhilin (cello soloist at musicAeterna, member of David Oistrakh String Quartet). The master classes will let the audience discover the ensemble’s musical approach and learn about the way in which musicAeterna educates the next generation of unique musicians.
The masterclasses are open to the audience to discover how musicAeterna prepares and educates the next generation of unique musicians giving insight into their musical approach.
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Nikita Chuntomov, Gunay Musaeva
Excerpt taken from “Rameau: Sound of Light” on Sony Classical