In the choir since 2018
Andrey Nemzer is a countertenor who has been a soloist of the musicAeterna choir since 2018. He graduated from the Sveshnikov Choral College, the Popov Academy of Choral Art (Moscow), and a graduate programme of Duquesne University (USA). He is the winner of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition (2012) and Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition (2014; III Prize).
He was the lead singer of the Mendelssohn in Pittsburgh, a soloist of the Metropolitan Opera, the San Antonio Opera (USA), the Royal Theatre in Victoria (Canada), took part in the Opera Festival in Pittsburgh, the Salzburg Festival, and many others. He has performed with various vocal and instrumental ensembles including The Pocket Symphony conducted by Nazar Kozhukhar, the Intrada vocal ensemble conducted by Ekaterina Antonenko, Questa Musica ensemble conducted by Philipp Chizhevsky, the Berlin Philharmonic, and maestro Vladimir Yurovsky.
He performs as a soloist in numerous musical and theatrical projects.
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