Second Violin

Elena Ivanova

In the orchestra since 2019

WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST IN BEING A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN?
Playing the violin at musicAeterna is an uplifting and thoroughly joyful experience to me. No matter what happens in my life, this always remains my happy place.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Life itself motivates me; so do music, sports and talented people. But the main thing is, of course, love in the broadest sense of the word. Love helps to understand any composer and any kind of art in general.
WHICH KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU FIND MORE INTERESTING TO WORK WITH: MODERN OR OLD?
I am interested in both. When you play old music, you take a journey through various eras and get introduced to a variety of styles. Modern music, on the other hand, substantially broadens your outlook and improves your playing technique. What’s more, modern music is created by your contemporaries, and it is intriguing to compare their perception of the world with your own.
WHAT DOES MUSICAETERNA MEAN TO YOU?
It means happiness. Working with Maestro is a very valuable opportunity, first and foremost. He is our mastermind and our source of energy. Secondly, it is an honor to have such colleagues. Each member of the orchestra is there for a reason. Everyone here is dedicated to music. Everyone here is a true professional and a nice person that is a pleasure to work with.
WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION IN LIFE?
I strive for perfection and happiness.

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