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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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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

Video artwork — Mat Collishaw

 

 

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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Symphony No 9 in D Minor (1824)

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Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
Requiem (1975) for soloists, mixed choir and instrumental ensemble,
Concerto for mixed chorus a capella set to verses by Grigor Narekatsi (1984–1985)

Gregor Mayrhofer (b. 1987)
Recycling Concerto (2021)