In the choir since 2011
Anastasia Gulyayeva was born in Perm, Russia. She has been singing in a church choir since the age of 14. She graduated from Perm Music College in 1997 and from the Ural State Mussorgsky Conservatoire (specializing in academic choir conducting) in 2006. She is a laureate of the “Magical World of Backstage” International Contest of Vocal Arts (Saint Petersburg, 2011) and the winner of the “Young Conductors of Prikamye” competition (Perm, 1996).
In 2006 – 2009, Anastasia Gulyayeva performed with the choir of the Tchaikovsky Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2011, she has been part of the musicAeterna choir. Artistic statement: There are three things that make a great singer: the brain, the ears, and the vocal cords — in that particular order.
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