INTRADA Vocal Ensemble
INTRADA is a leading Russian-based vocal ensemble of a new generation directed by Ekaterina Antonenko. «Due to high professionalism, faultless taste and perfect diction» («Classica.FM»). Intrada is considered to be «the best Moscow choir today» («Musical Life», 2018). INTRADA was named the 2019 Ensemble of the Year («Musical review»).
INTRADA enjoys performing early music in collaboration with world-renowned artists – «The Tallis Scholars» and Peter Phillips, «Il Giardino Armonico» and Giovanni Antonini, «Le Poème Harmonique» and Vincent Dumestre, «I Fagiolini» and Robert Hollingworth, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Frieder Bernius, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Stefano Montanari, etc.
INTRADA is regularly invited to perform with Moscow’s leading orchestras under renowned conductors, such as the Russian State Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet, Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev – venues, including Moscow and St.-Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinski Concert Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow International House of Music and the Moscow Kremlin. INTRADA is a regular guest at the Moscow festival «December Nights» founded by Svyatoslav Richter at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
INTRADA performed at the Schlosskapelle Dresden in the frames of «Dresdner Kunstfest 2015». INTRADA appeared at the Musikfest Erzgebirge 2016 and at the Dresden Music Festival in 2017 and 2019. Following an invitation of the Deutschlandsradio Kultur the group performed at the Wartburg Castle in 2018. INTRADA appeared in the first concert series of the Lausitz-Festival in 2019. In 2021 the group gave a concert at the Live From London – Christmas festival.
INTRADA premiered a number of contemporary music compositions in Russia, including Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir and the Moscow premiere of David Lang’s «The Little Match Girl Passion». In 2014 a joint concert of the Tallis Scholars and Intrada dedicated to the memory of Sir John Tavener took place at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory featuring the second world performance of Tavener’s «Requiem Fragments» (solo soprano — Julia Lezhneva). The group performed world premieres of works by Klaus Lang, Alexey Sysoev, Vladimir Rannev, Ilya Demutsky, Franck Christoph Eznikian and Arman Guschan. In February 2020 VOCES8 and INTRADA gave a world premiere of Ivan Moody’s “Trasfiguration” during their joint concert at the Anglican church in Moscow.