Nadezhda Brusnitsyna

In the choir since 2022

Nadezhda Brusnitsyna graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Music College, and the Music Faculty of the Herzen State Pedagogical University.

Since 2002, she has worked in various musical collectives in St. Petersburg, including the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir under the direction of Nikolai Kornev (since 2003), and the Concert Choir of St. Petersburg under the direction of Vladimir Begletsov (since 2009). As an artist of the choir, she participated in choral competitions, international festivals, and musical projects of Petrikirche under the guidance of organist Sergei Silayevsky. Since the age of 18, she has been singing in church, she also has a second university degree as a correctional speech therapist.

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