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Ivan Gorin

In the choir since 2018

Ivan Gorin studied at the Altai State music college (choir conducting), then at the Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory (choir conducting), from which he graduated in 2015. He mostly worked as a singer at the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Choir Capella.

Ivan Gorin was also the director of the “initio” choir ensemble in Novosibirsk for 2 years; together with it, he performed at several Russian premieres of contemporary music pieces.

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE A MUSICIAN?
I studied to be a historian-sinologist at the university for three years. At the same time, I studied choral conducting at a musical college. My parents are musicians: my father is a trombonist, my mother is a theorist. Music has been in my life since I was a child. So, my professional choice was to some extent predetermined, however, I made the final decision as an adult person.
WHAT MAKES MUSICAETERNA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ENSEMBLES?
There is no routine in musicAeterna and there are certain requirements to the way we work. Without love for musical material, it is impossible to stay in rehearsals for eight hours, to parse a musical phrase with such attention to detail. I have never seen this approach anywhere else, neither in Russia nor abroad. I am sure that only with this approach it is possible to achieve a high-quality result. I saw the musicAeterna choir for the first time during a rehearsal. I came to the audition, and the choir was preparing a composition by Alexey Sioumak. Even then, during the rehearsal, I saw how carefully Vitaly Polonsky worked and how alert and deeply involved in the process each member of the choir was. The sound quality and the selection of voices were immediately noticeable.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I take a sports bike with me on almost all tours. Between rehearsals, I looked at Versailles, Amsterdam, Rome on wheels. It's faster and more interesting to get to know the city this way. In addition to cycling, I am fond of volleyball and have gathered a team with colleagues. We play both on tour and in St Petersburg. In the photo, we are after the match with the Yurlov Capella Choir.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC?
I listen to a lot of modern jazz. Now these are mostly recordings by the Nizhny Novgorod trio LRK. In my 'favourite' selection there are Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil performed by the Swedish Radio Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. This is a pedantic and very musical interpretation with great attention to the author's recommendations which Rachmaninoff gave himself.

musicAeterna choir events

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An event of Diaghilev Festival

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
The St Matthew Passion

a sacred oratorio for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici), BWV 244 (1727–1729/1736)

MusicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Guest soloists
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Alfred Schnittke (1934—1998)

Concerto for Mixed Choir set to the verses from The Book of Lamentations by Grigor Narekatsi (1984—1985) translated into Russian by Naum Grebnev

musicAeterna choir (Chief Choirmaster — Vitaly Polonsky)
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

The Choral Music Theatre of Saratov Philharmonic
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Lyudmila Litsova
Choirmasters – Elena Melnikova, Alexander Balashov