Bass

Bator Ochirov

In the choir since 2019

CAN YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF AS ANYTHING ELSE BUT A MUSICIAN?
Music has been my life since my early childhood, and I can’t imagine living without it.
WHAT ARE YOUR LATEST MUSICAL IMPRESSIONS?
Perhaps the brightest impression as of late has been Araatan, a collaboration of musicians from Buryatia and Mongolia. They blend ethnic and electronic music to rather interesting results. Specifically for this project, they sampled national instruments — those are unique, very unorthodox sounds. Their project has recently premiered on Paris radio.
WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA SPECIAL?
I’ve recently joined musicAeterna, and I’m still absolutely delighted. The joy of being here pushes me to develop my skills further. Working with such a troupe makes me truly happy. There’s a great vibe of friendliness and mutual support within the ensemble — and, of course, we make high-quality music for our listeners.
ASIDE FROM MUSIC, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
I’m always open to everything new. I’m particularly interested in different peoples’ languages and culture. I’ve been listening to a lot of ethnic music lately, which has revealed to me many nuances in how various peoples’ folk songs sound. I’m also interested in teaching and management. I love working on all sorts of projects. However, everything we do and everything we strive for is done with the listener in mind.

musicAeterna choir events

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Dmitry Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003)
“Nonsense”, for mixed choir on poems by Edward Lear (1952)

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
“Nonsense Madrigals” for male voices (1993)

Alexey Syumak
“1948” (world premiere!)

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Dmitry Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003)
“Nonsense”, for mixed choir on poems by Edward Lear (1952)

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
“Nonsense Madrigals” for male voices (1993)

Alexey Syumak
“1948” (world premiere!)

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Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998)
Choir Concert “Pushkin Wreath”

Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Mass for Double Choir (1926)

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An event of residency

Philippe Hersant
Choral Opera Tristia (2016)

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An event of residency

Dmitri Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts of Revolutionary Poets (1951, Op. 88)

Dmitri Smirnov
Prayers from St. John Chrysostom’s Liturgy for mixed choir