In the choir since 2019
Dmitry Kosov was born on October 1, 1989. His father, drummer Vadim Kosov, taught him music. Dmitry sang in a youth church choir and later joined the Saint Petersburg State University student choir. Dmitry’s first academic degree was in forest engineering: he graduated from the Saint Petersburg Forest Technical University in 2010 and went on to work there as assistant to the chair of heating technology and thermal power plants.
He was also studying the profession of a church chanter in the meantime. In 2015, Dmitry Kosov entered the choir conducting department of the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College, which he finished in 2019.
Performing such works, we keep the form, but do not deal with the content. Therefore, there is a risk of falling for the emotional effects and missing inherent meanings. One shouldn't confuse the experience of music with the acquisition of spirituality. Of course, aesthetics itself also gives a lot to the listener, especially in the modern world, where there is so much hurry-scurry. It helps to stop, think, and maybe it is the aesthetics that allows to learn more about the essence.
It's cool that we do it in principle, and who and how will perceive it is a matter of individual experience. I sometimes catch myself at thinking that a simple four-voice Cherubic Hymn in a small church gives a stronger and purer experience than the most thoughtful composed music work.
musicAeterna choir events
Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Opera Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Opera in concert
Tristan — Andreas Schager
Isolde — Brigitte Christensen
Brangäne — Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Mark — Matthias Goerne
musicAeterna orchestra and choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis