«One could hardly imagine more inspired, well-balanced and powerful choral singing»
Karsten Blüthgen, «Sächsische Zeitung», on the concert of Intrada at the Dresden Music Festival

«One could hardly imagine more inspired, well-balanced and powerful choral singing»
Karsten Blüthgen, «Sächsische Zeitung», on the concert of Intrada at the Dresden Music Festival

“the young choral miracle”
Ekaterina Biryukova, colta.ru

Colta.ru: “Amorous folly in high resolution”

«The White Swan» and «The Wave» marked the new collaboration with the young choral miracle “Intrada” under the direction of Ekaterina Antonenko.

Ekaterina Biryukova, on the performance of two Prokofiev’s choral works with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski conductor.

“Stuttgarter Zeitung”:”Lernen unter Luxusbedingungen”

Das Festival widmet sich in seiner „Sommerakademie“ der Weiterbildung junger Musiker aus aller Welt. Im Theaterhaus geben sie heute Proben ihres Könnens ab. Von Markus Dippold Man fühlt sich wieder ein bisschen wie ein Schüler.“ Für eine Endzwanzigerin mit abgeschlossenem Hochschulstudium, die seit einem Jahr selbst Studenten am Tschaikowsky Konservatorium in Moskau unterrichtet, ist das eine merkwürdige Aussage. Doch Ekaterina Antonenko meint das ernst und schiebt hinterher: „Man lernt sein Leben lang.“ Die Russin ist eine von zehn Teilnehmern des Dirigierkurses bei HansChristoph Rademann. Wie bei jedem Musikfest bietet die Bachakademie auch in diesem Jahr Meisterkurse für junge Solisten und …

“It is a real pleasure that we have now such an outstanding choir as the young “Intrada”. During their performance of Handel in English one might as well close one’s eyes and imagine listening to the illustrious choral ensembles of John Eliot Gardiner or Trevor Pinnock.”
Sergey Khodnev, Kommersant

«It is a real pleasure that we have now such an outstanding choir as the young “Intrada”. During their performance of Handel in English one might as well close one’s eyes and imagine listening to the illustrious choral ensembles of John Eliot Gardiner or Trevor Pinnock.»
Sergey Khodnev, Kommersant

In praise of women altos

Peter Phillips about Intrada, 2 March 2012 Early in February I had the pleasure of working with Intrada – a group of students at the Moscow Conservatory of Music. Despite singing exceptionally well, most of them are actually studying choral conducting. Pictured above is the alto section, which includes Katya Antonenko at far right, the founder of the group. We sang Palestrina’s Missa Brevis and Josquin’s Praeter rerum seriem, amongst other things, in the Conservatory’s Rachmaninov Hall. It may not be generally known, or be evident from this photograph, but Russian women have as many low notes as Russian men. …

“Orpheus” Radio: “Music and the Word”

“Orpheus” Radio: “Music and the Word”

The vocal ensemble Intrada led by Ekaterina Antonenko is certainly a choir of a new generation (it is justly called a vocal ensemble, not a choir) – with perfectly blended voices, singers who listen to each other very subtly, with beautiful timbres and stylistically flawless performance.

Alexey Parin