The musicAeterna orchestra and choir are among the world’s most in-demand ensembles that constantly push the boundaries of their creative power.
The ensemble was founded in 2004 in Novosibirsk by conductor Teodor Currentzis, and from 2011 to 2019 was part of the company of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, where Teodor was the artistic director at that time. In 2019, musicAeterna embarked on a new phase of its development as a privately sponsored independent institution and moved to St. Petersburg. The orchestra and choir's creative residence is now the legendary Dom Radio in St Petersburg. There, musicAeterna is creating a modern cultural and educational centre with chamber concerts, film screenings, lectures, and meetings, exploring new ideas in residencies with composers, theatrical creators, and artists.
The orchestra and choir include musicians from 20 Russian cities and 12 countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Belarus, Kazakhstan and others. It is one of the few ensembles that is capable of performing music pieces of different genres and eras. Its repertoire ranges from world-famous old music masterpieces and works from the 19th and 20th century through to experimental contemporary compositions.
The musicAeterna orchestra and choir regularly tour around the globe and have given performances in numerous prestigious venues including the Berlin Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, The Opéra de Paris, The Wiener Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, La Scala Milan, the Madrid Auditorio, The Shed New York. They have a long-standing relationship with prestigious international festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Klara Festival and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna collaborate with the most renowned stage directors such as Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci and Peter Sellars.
Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna are exclusive Sony artists whose recordings of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rameau, Mahler and Beethoven have received many positive reviews and prestigious music awards: ECHO Klassik Award (2014, 2016, 2017), Edison Klassiek (2017, 2018, 2019), Japanese Record Academy Award (2017, 2018), BBC Music Magazine’s Opera Award (2017). In 2018, the choir was officially ranked as the best in the world upon becoming a laureate of the International Opera Awards.