In the choir since 2012
Artem Volkov was born in 1985 in Vladimir, Russia.
He is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory with a specialty in choir singing, conducting, and being a chorus master at an academic choir.
In 2005–2010, Artem Volkov was a soloist at the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir (conducted by B.G. Tevlin) and collaborated with M. Pletnev, V. Fedoseev, J. Kakhidze, V. Gergiev, A. Sladkovsky, V. Yurovsky, T. Currentzis, and A. Spalding.
In 2009–2012, he was a choir singer and soloist at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. In 2008–2011, he was a soloist at the “CoffeeTime” a cappella band.
In 2010–2012, Artem Volkov was a soloist and artistic director of the “Jam&Mix” a cappella ensemble. In 2014–2017, he was a soloist at the “Masters of Choir Singing” choir. He is a full-time member of the “Intrada” and “Questa Musica” vocal ensembles. Since 2020, he is the music director and vocalist at “Elegant Music Band”.
Since 2012, Artem Volkov has been a member of the musicAeterna choir.
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