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First Violin

Olga Volkova

In the orchestra since 2022

Born in Vladivostok, at the age of seven she gave her first violin recital, and at ten she made her debut on stage with a symphony orchestra. She graduated from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Irina Bochkova’s class), the Cologne University of Music (Zakhar Bron’s and Barnabás Kelemen’s classes), studied at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Brussels (Augustin Dumay’s class).

In 2016 she became the youngest concertmaster of the Mariinsky Orchestra. Since 2021 she has been the first concertmaster of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Orchestra.

In September 2022 she became concertmaster of the musicAeterna Orchestra.

Olga Volkova has won a number of international awards, including the First Prize of the Paganini Moscow International Violin Competition (2007), the First Prize and all special prizes at the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Denmark (2012). She is a grant-recipient of the New Names Foundation, Russian Performing Arts Foundation, Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, and DOMS Stiftung (Basel).

She has performed with Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ziva, Joshua Weilerstein, Justus Frantz, Gustavo Dudamel, Seiji Ozawa, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Rudin, Maxim Vengerov, Eliso Virsaladze, Irina Bochkova, Vadim Repin, Saulius Sondeckis, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Joshua Bell, Olli Mustonen, Pinchas Zuckerman, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Andrey Korobeynikov, and Itamar Golan.

As a guest concertmaster, she has collaborated with the North West German Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonn Classical Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia of the Nations Orchestra.

She gives master classes in Russia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Belgium on a regular basis.

She plays a violin by Alexander Khazin (2015).

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Francesca da Rimini,
Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32 (1876)

Capriccio Italien
on folk tunes for orchestra, Op. 45 (1880)

Romeo and Juliet,
Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare, TH 42 (1869–1880)

musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Opera Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Concert performance

Soloists:
Tristan — tba
Isolde — Elena Popovskaya

musicAeterna orchestra and choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Opera in concert

Soloists:
Tristan — Andreas Schager
Isolde — Brigitte Christensen
Brangäne — Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Mark — Matthias Goerne

musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Opera in concert

Soloists:
Tristan — Andreas Schager
Isolde — Brigitte Christensen
Brangäne — Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Mark — Matthias Goerne

musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis