In the choir since 2019
Nadezhda Boiko (soprano) was born in Moscow. She studied at the Academic music college at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and later graduated from the choir conducting department of the Conservatory. She has worked as a chorus master, concertmaster and choir singer with various choirs (including her work as a chorus master and choir singer at the “Russian Opera” theatre in 2009–2011). She is also the founder of the “Force MAJEURE” student choir band at the Higher School of Economics.
In 2012–2014, Nadezhda Boiko earned her master’s degree at Hochschule für Musik (Dresden) where she studied conducting (under Hans-Christoph Rademann) and singing (under Semperoper soloist Christiane Hossfeld).
At the same time, she attended madrigal singing master classes in Urbino, Austria Baroque Academy courses in Gmunden, and a medieval music master class in Besalu. She also took lessons from baroque singer Deborah York.
Upon returning from Germany, Nadezhda Boiko began her singing career and collaborated with such ensembles as La Villa Barocca, Musica Dulci Sono, Sine Nomine, Capella 415, Eidos, Questa Musica, and Intrada.
A mother of two 3-year-olds, Nadezhda Boiko has been a member of the musicAeterna choir since autumn 2019.
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