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First Violin

Afanasy Chupin

In the orchestra since 2004

Afanasiy Chupin was born in 1987 in a family of musicians from Omsk, Russia. He started learning to play the violin at the age of 3 and began performing with a symphony orchestra at 5. In 2002, with support from Lions Club, he performed his first solo concerts in Europe. In 2004, the 16-year-old Afanasiy Chupin was invited by Teodor Currentzis to join the newly formed musicAeterna ensemble as the orchestra’s concertmaster.

During his studies, Afanasiy Chupin took part in master classes held by Z. Bron, R. Masters, T. Gabora, R. Chase, S. Accardo and other renowned musicians. He studied composing from Yuri Yukechev and took conducting lessons from Teodor Currentzis.

Afanasiy Chupin took part in joint productions by Teodor Currentzis and Dmitriy Chernyakov for the Bolshoi Theatre (Berg’s “Wozzeck” in 2009 and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in 2010), as well as in productions by Robert Wilson (Verdi’s “Traviata” in 2016), Romeo Castellucci (Honegger’s “Jeanne au bûcher” in 2017), Peter Sellars (Purcell’s “Indian Queen” in 2013, Mozart’s “The Mercy of Titus” in 2017) for the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Together with musicAeterna, Afanasiy Chupin has taken part in a number of international festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the RUHRtriennale, the Klara Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the “Territory” festival, and the Diaghilev Festival.

Afanasiy Chupin takes an active part in studio work. He prepared a number of musicAeterna recordings for publishing via the SONY label: Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” and “Don Giovanni”, Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony no.6”, Rameau’s “Sound of Light” album, Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and others. He also took part in the pre-publishing preparation of “Time and Eternity”, an album by Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Paul Dessau
Guernica – Piano piece after Picasso

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Piano Sonata ‘27. April 1945’

Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110 – ‘In memory of the victims of fascism and the war’

Alfred Schnittke
Requiem for solo voices, choir and chamber ensemble

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas – Opera in three acts on a libretto by Nahum Tate after Virgil’s epic poem Aeneis
(Concert Performance)

Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 14 in G minor for soprano, bass and chamber orchestra op. 135

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Opera “Tristan and Isolde” (concert performance), 1859

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Opera “Tristan and Isolde” (concert performance), 1859