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First Violin

Ivan Subbotkin

In the orchestra since 2011

Ivan Subbotkin graduated from the Gnessin Music School in 2000 (violin class of T.N. Kazanskaya). He went on to study at the Moscow State Conservatory (S.I. Kravchenko’s class). He worked at Pavel Slobodkin’s Theatre and Concert Centre both as a soloist and as an orchestra member.

Ivan Subbotkin also worked as a soloist and concertmaster at the Moscow Kolobov “New Opera” theatre. He is currently a member of the musicAeterna orchestra directed by Teodor Currentzis.

As a member of chamber ensembles, Ivan Subbotkin has shared the stage with such musicians as Natalia Gutman, Eliso Virsaladze, Irina and Anna Kandinskaya, Pavel Vernikov, Alexey Garibol, and Evgeniy Petrov. He is a laureate of various international competitions.

CAN YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF AS ANYTHING ELSE BUT A MUSICIAN?
I could be anything: I dreamed of becoming a pilot when I was a child, I did many kinds of sports, I was interested in astronomy. However, I am happy to be doing what I am doing now. Life without music would be depressing.
WHAT CHANGES IN YOU WHEN YOU GO UP ON STAGE?
Not much, really. I just become a little more serious and focused.
HOW DO YOU RELAX AFTER BIG PROJECTS?
I usually do smaller (chamber) ones to relax.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST IN WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA?
Our wonderful team of talented musicians is the best thing about it.
WHAT PIECE OF MUSIC WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY?
If we speak of the orchestra, I have played a lot of music with it, and I would gladly play some pieces over and over again. As for things I have never played, I would name Rachmaninoff’s symphonic dances.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Paul Dessau
Guernica – Piano piece after Picasso

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Piano Sonata ‘27. April 1945’

Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110 – ‘In memory of the victims of fascism and the war’

Alfred Schnittke
Requiem for solo voices, choir and chamber ensemble

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas – Opera in three acts on a libretto by Nahum Tate after Virgil’s epic poem Aeneis
(Concert Performance)

Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 14 in G minor for soprano, bass and chamber orchestra op. 135

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Opera “Tristan and Isolde” (concert performance), 1859

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Opera “Tristan and Isolde” (concert performance), 1859