Concert, Electro Staircase
Concert Altra Voce
This concert will feature works by avant-garde classics John Cage, Luciano Berio, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, and the young American composer Keith Soper.
Performers: Yekaterina Kichigina (soprano), Maria Alikhanova (flute).
Also taking part are Alexei Nadzharov (electronics), and Liliana Safikhanova (harp).
Yekaterina Kichigina is a singer. She graduated from the conductor-choral and vocal departments of the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music and did postgraduate work at the Moscow Conservatory with Nina Dorliak and Galina Pisarenko.
Since 1995 she has been a soloist of the Novaya Opera in Moscow. She performed leads in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Rubenstein's The Demon, Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and Richard Strauss' Salome.
As a performer of music by contemporary composers, she collaborates with the MACM ensemble, and the Studio of New Music. She took part in world and Russian premieres of works by Edison Denisov, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Alfred Schnittke, Helmut Lachenmann, Krzysztof Penderecki, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Fausto Romitelli. She is a permanent participant of the Moscow Autumn festival, the Other Space festival, the Moscow Cultural Forum and the Venice Biennale.
Maria Alikhanova is a flutist. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, and the graduate school of the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. She has collaborated with numerous ensembles: Bang on a Can (U.S.), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Germany), Moscow Ensemble of Modern Music (MACM), Questa Musica ensemble.
She has participated in the festivals: John Cage Century, Sacro Art (Germany), Diaghilev Festival (Perm), Beethoven festival in Bonn (Germany), and she is a permanent participant of the Return festival. This musician's creative range includes a variety of musical styles and directions: from early music (and possession of a transverse flute), to modern compositions. She regularly presents her own projects, mainly new music of the 20th and 21st centuries, Russian premieres of compositions for flute and electronics, as well as compositions of minimalist composers.