First Violin

Andrey Sigeda

In the orchestra since 2011

Andrey Sigeda was born in 1985 in Pyatigorsk. His parents were musicians, and he got his primary education in the towns of Mineral’niye Vody (Caucasus region, Russia), where he studied under professor G.G. Vasilyev. In 2007, Andrey Sigeda graduated with honors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he also obtained his postgraduate degree in 2010. He was a student of the legendary class supervised by E.D. Grach.

In 2002, Andrey became a laureate of the Southern Russia regional music competition; in 2006, he received an award at the A.I. Yampolskiy IVth International Violin Competition which was held in Russia.

As part of the ERIDAN TRIO, he became a laureate of the N. Rubinstein Ist Chamber Ensemble Competition (Russia, 2006) and the “Trio di Trieste” international competition (Italy, 2007).

From 2003 to 2008, Andrey Sigeda was a member of the “Moskovia” chamber orchestra directed by People’s Artist of the USSR, E.D. Grach. From 2008 to 2011, Andrey was a member of the Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Since 2011, he has been a soloist at the musicAeterna orchestra directed by Teodor Currentzis.

WHO OR WHAT HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOU, EITHER PERSONALLY OR MUSICALLY?
I believe every person we meet influences us in some way. I grew up in a family of pianists. My grandfather was a skilful singer. My grandmother was a very caring and noble person. Music has accompanied me since my early childhood; I performed together with my father at an early age. I gradually learned to improvise. My first violin teacher, Guriy Georgievich Vasilyev, certainly played a huge role in all that.
WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF BEING A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN?
Staying open-minded and being able to accept opinions that are different from your own or even seemingly impossible to understand.
IF YOU HAD TIME TO LEARN A NEW INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I can play the saxophone and the French horn at an amateur level. Sure enough, mastering any instrument takes a good few years.
WHAT PERFORMER DO YOU DREAM TO HEAR PLAY? WHAT CONCERT WOULD YOU LIKE THEM TO PLAY?
I would probably be more interested to witness other musicians’ home practice routines and study their workflow.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST IN WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA?
The opportunity to escape routine work. The constant search for new interpretations of musical texts. The diversity of the repertoire: the rotation of baroque, Romantic era and modern music ensures the freshness of each era’s perception.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1901-1902)

Alexey Retinsky
“Anaphora” for Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere)

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An event of Moscow residency

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1901-1902)

Alexey Retinsky
“Anaphora” for Symphony Orchestra

An event of Moscow residency
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An event of Moscow residency

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1901-1902)

Alexey Retinsky
“Anaphora” for Symphony Orchestra

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Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1901-1902)

Alexey Retinsky
“Anaphora” for Symphony Orchestra