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Tenore

Albert Kucherbaev

In the choir since 2014

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING ANYTHING ELSE BUT A MUSICIAN?
At certain points in my life, I’ve had to leave music for something else (mostly for financial reasons). Fortunately, I’ve been able to resolve all those issues and return to music. But generally speaking, I feel like nothing I do could get in the way of my creative work; on the contrary, it all gets reflected in my musical output.
WHAT MAKES MUSICIANS DIFFERENT FROM PEOPLE OF OTHER PROFESSIONS?
I don’t think the world has even two people who are exactly the same. Each person is a unique product of nature and the universe. Thus, each musician is different, too. That’s the beauty of the world: everyone has a different fate. I believe that the fate of each musician playing a concert gives the performance a unique shade.
WHAT CHANGES IN YOU WHEN YOU GO UP ON STAGE?
I think I’m at my purest when I’m on stage. During the performance, I forget about everything else and finally get free from everyday thoughts and problems. I always long for the stage. To me, performing is a spiritual feast where I can eschew my physical body and reach my pure form. I think that’s what anyone feels when they’re engaged in their favourite activity. My father is a builder; when he’s working, he never feels tired.
WHAT MUSIC PIECE DO YOU CONSIDER THE PINNACLE OF MUSIC?
Mozart’s “Requiem”, I guess. Tchaikovsky once called it “the highest peak music has ever ascended”. I have to say Mozart’s music has a special place in my heart.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF?
I’ve been doing yoga for two years now, and it has become my dream to abandon my ego and achieve tranquility of the soul. That’s called “samadhi” in yoga — the highest stage of enlightenment. Of course, I also dream of playing music for the rest of my life. I feel that’s my calling.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I think we’re all powered by some sort of universal energy which we get for free. We use it to create. The energy we get from our parents’ love is certainly a great source of inspiration, too.

musicAeterna choir events

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor ‘Babi Yar’ op. 113

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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

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis