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musicAeterna orchestra

musicAeterna is one of the most in-demand Russian ensembles that is constantly pushing the boundaries of its creative capabilities in the field of historically informed performance of early music, academic music of the classical period, and contemporary compositions.

Together with Teodor Currentzis, musicAeterna regularly tours Europe and the world with performances in numerous prestigious venues including Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonic, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Kölner Philharmonie, Auditorio Nacional, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, and La Scala.

The musicAeterna orchestra is a frequent guest at international festivals, such as RUHRtriennale, Klara Festival, Aix-en-Provence festival, Lucerne festival, and Diaghilev festival. In 2017, musicAeterna became the first Russian ensemble to have the honor of opening the main programme of the world’s most prestigious music festival: the Salzburg festival. The musicians performed Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”, directed by Peter Sellars. Since then, musicAeterna has been regularly featured at the festival.

Conducted by Teodor Currentzis, musicAeterna has recorded with Sony Classical the works by Mozart, Mahler, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rameau, and Stravinsky. These recordings have received prestigious music awards: ECHO Klassik, Edison Klassiek, Japanese Record Academy Award, and BBC Music Magazine’s Opera Award.

Concertmaster

Olga Volkova

Born in Vladivostok, at the age of seven she gave her first violin recital, and at ten she made her debut on stage with a symphony orchestra. She graduated from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Irina Bochkova's class), the Cologne University of Music (Zakhar Bron's and Barnabás Kelemen's classes), studied at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Brussels (Augustin Dumay's class). In 2016 she became the youngest concertmaster of the Mariinsky Orchestra. Since 2021 she has been the first concertmaster of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Orchestra. In September 2022 she became concertmaster of the musicAeterna Orchestra.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor (1902)

  1. Trauermarsch. Im gemessenen Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt | At a measured pace. Strict. Like a funeral procession
  2. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit grösster Vehemenz | Moving stormily. With the greatest vehemence
  3. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell | Strong and not too fast
  4. Adagietto. Sehr langsam | Very slow
  5. Rondo-Finale. Allegro, Allegro giocoso
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Overture to the opera The Power of Fate (1862/1869)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (1937)
Moderato
Allegretto
Largo
Allegro non troppo

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Overture to the opera The Power of Fate (1862/1869)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (1937)
Moderato
Allegretto
Largo
Allegro non troppo

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Overture to the opera The Power of Fate (1862/1869)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (1937)
Moderato
Allegretto
Largo
Allegro non troppo

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Symphony №2 in C Minor (Resurrection Symphony) for soprano, alto, mixed choir and orchestra (1888–1894)

Allegro maestoso
Andante moderato
In ruhig fließender Bewegung | With quietly flowing movement
Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht | “Primal Light”. Very solemn, but simple
Im Tempo des Scherzos | In the tempo of the scherzo

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Symphony №2 in C Minor (Resurrection Symphony) for soprano, alto, mixed choir and orchestra (1888–1894)

Allegro maestoso
Andante moderato
In ruhig fließender Bewegung | With quietly flowing movement
Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht | “Primal Light”. Very solemn, but simple
Im Tempo des Scherzos | In the tempo of the scherzo

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109 (1887–1896, unfinished)
I. Feierlich, misterioso
II. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft; Trio. Schnell
III. Adagio. Langsam, feierlich

The musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis