Irina Bagina

In the choir since 2011

Irina Bagina was born in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. She finished the Tchaikovsky Pavlodar music college (solo vocal department, T.Y. Kustova’s class). In 2003, she was accepted to the vocal department of the Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory (Zh.V. Chalova’s class). In 2008, Irina went on to study for her master’s degree at the same university.

She is a laureate of the Shtokolov International competition (Saint Petersburg, 2009) and the “Shabyt” International festival competition (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2007).

Since 2011, Irina Bagina has been a member of the musicAeterna chamber choir.

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