Soprano

Alfia Khamidullina

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).

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC?
There had been no professional musicians in my lineage, but my parents were always singing or playing musical instruments. Thus, I have been singing since early childhood. My parents often jokingly say that I had started to intonate earlier than I learned to talk. I am one of those who cannot imagine life without music. If I were not a singer, I would probably be a composer. To me, music is a means of self-expression. Sometimes, I cannot put my emotions into words but can convey them through singing.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO AT HOME?
It depends on the mood. Right now, I have Radiohead playing in my headphones. I like rock and electronic music. I have also been listening to a lot of folk music lately. But sometimes, all I want to hear is silence and the rustling of leaves under my feet.
HOW DO YOU RELAX AFTER BIG PROJECTS?
In fact, having a project end usually makes me a bit sad, as I get a feeling of emptiness inside me. A great way to cope with it is to spend time with friends. Starting something new right away is even better. You always need to have a goal to reach: that is when your mood improves and ideas start coming to you. I like being constantly engaged in work.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST IN YOUR WORK?
Something that many people cannot afford: the opportunity to think things through, hear myself, and understand something about the world and my place in it. Creative work is instrumental in expanding one’s perception of the world.

musicAeterna choir events

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Dmitry Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003)
“Nonsense”, for mixed choir on poems by Edward Lear (1952)

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
“Nonsense Madrigals” for male voices (1993)

Alexey Syumak
“1948” (world premiere!)

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Dmitry Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003)
“Nonsense”, for mixed choir on poems by Edward Lear (1952)

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
“Nonsense Madrigals” for male voices (1993)

Alexey Syumak
“1948” (world premiere!)

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Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998)
Choir Concert “Pushkin Wreath”

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

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An event of residency

Philippe Hersant
Choral Opera Tristia (2016)

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An event of residency

Dmitri Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Dmitri Smirnov
Prayers from St. John Chrysostom’s Liturgy for mixed choir