In the choir since 2011
Elena Yurchenko is a laureate of the Bella Voce international competition (Moscow).
Elena Yurchenko was born in Novosibirsk. She is a graduate of the Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory (solo vocals; class of prof. N.I. Lubyanovskaya). She has a Master’s degree in music arts. During her studies, Elena sang the parts of Tatiana (“Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky), Mimi (“La bohème” by Puccini), Iolanta (“Iolanta” by Tchaikovsky) and Stéphano (“Roméo et Juliette” by Gounod). She took part in the “Soul of Japan” International festival (Moscow) and in a master class by professor Akiko Mibe. As a soloist, she was a regular participant of orchestra, vocal, choral and organ concerts at the conservatory.
In 2007, Elena Yurchenko worked at the Moscow State Children’s Music Theatre directed by Gennadiy Chikhachev. In 2008–2011, she was a member of the New Siberian singers choir at the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she sang Frasquita’s part in “Carmen” by Bizet.
In 2011, Elena became a member of the musicAeterna choir at the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her repertoire included the following parts: Mercédès (“Carmen” by Bizet), Laura (“Iolanta” by Tchaikovsky), Tatar (“One Day of Ivan Denisovich” by A. Tchaikovsky), Charmion (“Cléopâtre” by Massenet), Hofmeisteress (“Twelve Months” by Banevich), Polovets Girl (“Prince Igor” by Borodin) and Annina (“Traviata” by Verdi). She sang the soprano parts in Nikolaev’s “Gereven” ballet and Dusapin’s “Medeamaterial” opera. Elena was a regular participant of vocal chamber concerts at the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Perm Art Gallery and the “Triumph” philharmonic, and she also performed as a soloist in choral music pieces.
Since 2019, Elena Yurchenko has been a member of the musicAeterna choir in Saint Petersburg.
musicAeterna choir events
Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
“Liturgy of St. Leontius” for mixed choir (2021)
Im Äther for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot (2023, world premiere)
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra Soloists
Conductor Vitaly Polonsky
MusicAeterna resident composer Andreas Moustoukis presents the result of his two-year work at Dom Radio. Together with the “Liturgy of St. Leontius”, fragments of which have been repeatedly heard in the concerts by the musicAeterna Choir, on June 6, the world premiere of his new composition – IM ÄTHER (“In Ether”) for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot will take place. This is a micropolyphonic work based on the poems by Paul Celan interspersed with quotations from world cinema.
The author explains the essence of the new work as follows: “Im Äther (στον αιθέρα) is the need to breath out in the stratosphere were the gravitation is low and all the time is becoming one and a single moment of a crystal silence. The past, the present and the future stop to exist between then and now in a violent and compensating ‘why’, they just exist timelessly in the cosmic black as if they were small red shining dots of love, the tears of eternity.”
Photo: Selena Zhigulskaya