Cellos

Andrey Efimovsky

In the orchestra since 2022

Andrey Yefimovsky graduated from the St. Petersburg Special Music School and the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, including an internship. From 2014 to 2019 he got Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the class of Professor Leonid Gorokhov at the Hanover University of Music Drama and Media (Germany). He has been the artist of the musicAeterna orchestra since 2022.

He participated in the master courses of David Geringas, Alexander Rudin, Wolfgang Schmidt, Martti Rousi, Daniel Müller-Schott, Jérôme Pernoo, Boris Andrianov and others.

As a soloist and as part of chamber ensembles, he participated in international music festivals in Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Russia.

As a soloist he collaborates with the St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra, the State Academic Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Paulavičius Youth Symphony Orchestra, with which he performed symphonic variations of Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote in 2020. In the autumn of 2021 he took part in the international literary and musical project Flora that took place in the halls of the State Hermitage Museum.

From 2016 to 2022 he worked as an artist of the cello group of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic (Honoured Collective of Russia).

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Alexey Retinsky (b. 1986)
“Ty — likami tsvetov” [You Are in the Faces of the Flowers]
Mystery for Choir and Orchestra (2023, world premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Vespers for viola, tenor and mixed choir, Op. 37 (1915)

The musicAeterna Choir
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

 

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Francesca da Rimini,
Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32 (1876)

Capriccio Italien
on folk tunes for orchestra, Op. 45 (1880)

Romeo and Juliet,
Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare, TH 42 (1869–1880)

musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Overture to the opera Parsifal (1882)
Overture to the opera Tannhäuser (1843 – 1845)
Vorspiel und Liebestod from the opera Tristan und Isolde (1857 – 1859)
Overture to the opera Lohengrin (1845 – 1848)
Overture to the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)

soprano Elena Popovskaya
musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Francesca da Rimini,
Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32 (1876)

Capriccio Italien
on folk tunes for orchestra, Op. 45 (1880)

Romeo and Juliet,
Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare, TH 42 (1869–1880)

musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
String sextet “Souvenir de Florence”, D minor, Op. 70 (1890, 1892)

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Fratres (1977)

solo violin – Olga Volkova

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Chamber Symphony (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, arranged for chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai, Op. 110a, 1967)

Gia Kancheli (1935 – 2019)
“A Little Daneliad” for violin, piano, percussion (ad libitum), and string orchestra (2000)