In the choir since 2012
In 2008, Alfia Khamidullina graduated from the Aukhadeev Kazan music college (department of choir conducting). In 2013, she graduated from the Zhiganov Kazan State Conservatory, where she had studied choir conducting.
In 2007–2012, she was a member of the State chamber choir of Tatarstan.
Since 2012, Alfia Khamidullina has been a member of the musicAeterna choir. As a soloist, she took part in the following concert performances at the Perm Opera: Puccini’s “Sister Angelica” (First alms sister) and “Tosca” (Shepherd Boy), as well as Weill’s “Happy End” (Mary).
In 2017, Alfia sang the Girl’s part in the Russian premiere of the “Wedding” a capella opera by Anna Sokolović. In 2018, she sang the Hour of the Day’s part in “Phaëton”, a co-production by the Perm Opera and the Royal Opera of Versailles, directed and conducted by Vincent Dumestre.
Alfia Khamidullina took part in the presentation of the “Dau” cinema project (Paris, January and February 2019).
She is also a member of the “musicAeterna 4” female vocal quartet (formerly known as Jazz Aeterna).
musicAeterna choir events
Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
“Liturgy of St. Leontius” for mixed choir (2021)
Im Äther for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot (2023, world premiere)
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra Soloists
Conductor Vitaly Polonsky
MusicAeterna resident composer Andreas Moustoukis presents the result of his two-year work at Dom Radio. Together with the “Liturgy of St. Leontius”, fragments of which have been repeatedly heard in the concerts by the musicAeterna Choir, on June 6, the world premiere of his new composition – IM ÄTHER (“In Ether”) for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot will take place. This is a micropolyphonic work based on the poems by Paul Celan interspersed with quotations from world cinema.
The author explains the essence of the new work as follows: “Im Äther (στον αιθέρα) is the need to breath out in the stratosphere were the gravitation is low and all the time is becoming one and a single moment of a crystal silence. The past, the present and the future stop to exist between then and now in a violent and compensating ‘why’, they just exist timelessly in the cosmic black as if they were small red shining dots of love, the tears of eternity.”
Photo: Selena Zhigulskaya