First Violins

Elena Rais

In the orchestra since 2005

Elena Rais graduated with honours from the Novosibirsk Conservatory and postgraduate studies in violin (2005, 2007). In 2001 she became an artist of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, from 2005 to 2019 she worked as an artist of the musicAeterna orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis – first at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, and then at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2018 she has worked as a concertmaster in the Perm Opera Grand Symphony Orchestra, and since 2019 as a concertmaster and a soloist in the Symphony and Chamber orchestras of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. In the autumn of 2022 she has joined the musicAeterna orchestra again.

Her repertoire includes all the leading solo parts of the opera and ballet repertoire, as well as numerous chamber and solo works of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Back in Novosibirsk, together with the artists of musicAeterna she initiated a series of chamber concerts Music for Us, and at the Perm Opera she also initiated a series of chamber music concerts on the big theatre stage. She has performed solo parts in many theatrical projects ranging from Leonid Desyatnikov’s Russian Seasons and Vladimir Martynov’s Come In in Novosibirsk to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concert Symphony for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in Perm.