Elena Igotti (Antonenko) is a member of the Russian Union of Composers, a laureate of the International Competitions (“Kawai Contest” Chicago, USA 2004, “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Dobrich, Bulgaria 2005). She graduated from the St. Petersburg’s Conservatory as a singer, composer and conductor and holds Master of Fine Arts degree (majored in composition, class of Prof. Slonimski).
As a singer and as a composer, she is frequent participant of international musical festivals such as Dubrovnik International Festival of Operatic Arias “Hommage Tino Pattiera”, “Sound ways”, “Baroque and Vanguard”, “Musical Spring”, “From Vanguard to Nowadays”. In Russia, Elena also works as a soloist, giving concerts in St. Petersburg and in orthodox Churches as a choir conductor.
Elena Igotti’s repertoire is unique by its breadth and stylistic variety. Elena performs various styles of music (classical opera arias, European Baroque music, spiritual songs with organ accompaniment, folk songs, modern music, classical jazz, and vanguard). She also specializes in the many aspects of Russian music: from ancient times of Slavic Paganism, through the classic forms to the innovative experiments with electronic music.
Elena tries to preserve the national cultural heritage by mentoring young singers of the Russian vocal school. Her repertoire includes almost all kinds of the Russian music of the 11th-20th century period. Her concerts have been warmly received by audiences in the USA, Germany, France, and Sweden.
Mrs. Igotti’s programs include “All About Russia”, “The Shades of Russian Tunes”, “Russian Folk Songs”, “Jewish Music”, “Church Music” with organ (Bach, Pergolezi, Handel, etc.), “European Classical Arias”, “Classical Jazz”, broad repertoire of modern and Vanguard music. She is prepared to teach classes in voice, composition, the history of Russian music (classical and modern) and to perform illustrations thereof.
You can reach Elena by e-mail: antelen at mail dot ru.