Choir Conductor



Olga Burova

 

Choir and symphony Conductor, teacher and public figure.

Deputaty Head of the chair Department of Choral Conducting  Moscow State Institute of Culture, Associated Professor. 

Laureate of international competitions.

Honored member of the Moscow musical society.

Laureate of the 4th International Choir Competition (Moscow, 2004)

Laureate of the International Choir Competition “Florilege vocal de Tours” (France, 2006)

Laureate of the 7th International Festival-Competition “Moscow - a City of the World” (Moscow, 2008)

Laureate of the  International Choir Competition "Rimini International Choral Competition" (Italy, 2011)

Laureate of the International Festival of Academic Choirs “IFAS” (Czech Republic, 2012) and it also has a special prize for “The Best Interpretation of the Competition Obligatory Work”.

Laureate of the All-Russia prize “Professionals of Russia” “For Great Professional Skills, Creative Achievements and Significant Contribution to the Development of the Russian Culture” (Moscow, 2012)

Awarded with a diploma of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation for “Contribution to the development of culture” (Moscow, 2012)

Artistic Director and conductor of the chamber choir “Ozarenie” (Moscow City Music Society), Laureate of international competitions.

Artistic Director and conductor of  the choir “Russian Canon”  Moscow State Institute of Culture, Laureate of international competitions. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga  Burova was born in Tula. In 1990 she graduated from Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (formerly known as Moscow Gnessin Pedagogical Institute of Music) where she studied choral conducting under Honored artist of Kazakhstan, professor G.E. Vinogradova. Olga Burova's  teachers include pre-eminent masters of choral arts: People's artist of the USSR, professor N.V. Kutuzov, Merited Worker of Arts L.A. Popova, Honored Artist of Russia, professor V.O. Semenyuk.

 

Her artistic career began in 1984 when the Choir of Tula Polytechnic Institute (since 1995 Tula State University), which she founded, became Laureate of All-Russian festival commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War.  

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Academic choir of Tula State University. Conductor– O. Burova.

In 1990 she received an invitation to lead the choir of Russian sacred music “Peresvet” and was its Artistic Director and Conductor in 1991-1993. The repertoire included an extensive collection of Russian sacred music of the 17th - 20th centuries. The concerts of the choir were a great success both in Russia and abroad (Bulgaria, 1992).

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Chamber choir of spiritual music “Peresvet” in the chamber hall of Central Art House (the year 1991)
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Artistic director and conductor of Chamber choir “Peresvet” O. Burova (in the middle).The voice teacher-professor A. Petrov (on the left side) and choir’s singer N. Laskorina.
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Chamber choir of spiritual music “Peresvet”. Artistic director and conductor Olga Burova.


Head of Department of Choral Conducting at Tula Dargomyzhsky College of Arts (1995 - 2007), Artistic Director and Conductor of the College choir (1996-2007), Chairperson of the Regional Choirmasters' Association, the founder and the chief coordinator of the competition “Choral Spring” (since 2002). She has been the choir conductor of M. Tariverdiev children's music school (Western Administrative District) since 1986.

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Children’s Choir of the Music school by M. Tariverdiev. Conductor – O. Burova. Accompanist – O.Homutcova.

Author of a number of articles on history of choral art and children’s vocal coaching. Editor of the companion “Choral Class” (three volumes) for elementary and secondary musical schools (2004), author and editor of collection of works “Dialogue of Times: Foreign Choral Music for the Female Choir.” (2006)

Artistic Director and Conductor of the Choir (2002 - 2006) Department of Music, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Diploma of the International Festival of Choral Music “Universitas cantat” (Poland, 2005).

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Chamber choir of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the winner of the VII International Festival «Universitas cantat».

In 2006 she was offered a position of Associated Professor, Department of Choral Conducting, at  Moscow State Institute of Culture, which she has occupied since then. Artistic Director and conductor of the choir “Russian Canon” since 2011. The choir is a laureate of the International Competition “Crystal Chapel” (Moscow, 2011), an award winner of the X International Choral Festival “Universitas Cantat” (Poland, 2011), and a laureate of the International Competition of Choral Music “Slovakia Cantat” (Slovakia, 2012), Laureate of the International Festival of Academic Choirs “IFAS” (Czech Republic, 2014).

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Сhoir “Russian Canon” Moscow State Institute of Culture.

Member of the European Choral Association (ECA “Europa Cantat”), of the All-Russian choral society, and of the “Center of the Russian Choral Art.”

Participant of international conferences and choral symposiums. Gives master-classes in Russia and abroad (Poland, 2012; Great Britain, 2013).

Member of juries of international competitions including «Legnica Cantat» (Poland, 2012) and “Chorus Inside” (Russia, 2013).

She has enjoyed long and close collaborations with many distinguished European conductors, including D.Szabo (Hungary), A.Sacchetti (Italy), W.Pfaff (Germany),Bob Chilcott (Great Britain).

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2015. Italy. With the members of the jury of the 4th International Choir Festival “In Canto Mediterrane” after the prize giving ceremony. Stojan Kuret, Maria Luisa Sanchez Carbone, Voicu Popescu, Olga Burova, Francesco Saverio Messina, Carmelo Chillemi (from left to right).
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2015. Italy. The 4th International Choir Festival In Canto Mediterrane. Olga Burova and Francesco Saverio Messina.
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Moscow, Red Square, 2014. On the photo: Alexandra Pahmutova, Olga Burova, singers of the choir «Ozarenie» (Moscow Musical Society) and of the choir Russian Canon (Moscow State University of Culture and Arts) after the Russian national celebrating concert dedicated to the «Day of Slavic languages and Culture»
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2013, Worcester, Great Britain. Olga Burova and sir Bob Chilcott (UK).
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the year 2009 Olga Burova with the conductors Roberta Paraninfo (Italy) and Thomas Kiefer (Germany).
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2013, Worcester, Great Britain. Olga Burova and Vice-president ECA «Europa Cantat» Carlo Pavese (Italy).
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the year 2002 Italy. The Award Ceremony of the International festival of a sacred music «Virgo Lauretana».
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the year 2005 Poland, Poznan. Olga Burova, Edit Papp (Hungary), Ramune Navickiene (Lithuania), Pawel Lukaszewski (Poland), Lukasz Borowicz (Poland), Yaroslav Gorbik (Russia) (from left to right) in a concert hall of Poznan University.
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the year 2007 Hungary, Nyiregyhaza. Olga Burova, Miklos Kocsar and Denes Szabo (from left to right).
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the year 2009 Italy. Vazzola. The leaders of the choruses Ozarenie (Olga Burova) and «Estudi XX Cor» Rosa Maria Ribera (Spain) with the City Hall representatives after the concert.
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the year 1999 Belgium. Tatyana Kainova, Olga Burova and professor of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar and Frankfurt am Main Werner Pfaff (from left to right).

The Chamber choir “Ozarenie” was founded on her initiative in 1995. The members of the choir are talented young musicians, students and graduates of Moscow music universities, teachers.

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2015. Italy. Enchanted by music.
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2014, Moscow
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2015, Moscow.

Their repertoire includes a wide range of music of different stylistic trends by both Russian and foreign composers: O. Lasso, G. Palestrina, G. Aihinger, J. Brahms, F. Poulenc, F. Mendelssohn- Bartholdi, G. Faure, B. Britten, P. Steegmans, M. Kocsar, N. Telfer, D. Bortniansky, P. Chaikovsky, P. Chesnokov, S. Rakhmaninov, S. Taneev, I. Stravinsky, V. Kalistratov, A. Larin. The choir performed The Liturgy by P. Chaikovsky, Missa Secunda by M. Kocsar, Missa by G. Faure, "Litanies a la Vierge Noire" by Francis Poulenc, Motets by F. Mendelssohn -Bartholdi, Missa Brevis by N. Telfer. 

 

Modern opuses of atonal, aleatoric music of both Russian and foreign composers are a significant part of the repertoire. Vivid, almost “visible” images are created by means of polyphonic harmony, shifting metro-rhythmic patterns and sonority.

 

The awards of International choral competitions and participation in many choral festivals have earned the choir, under the conduction of O.Burova, national and international recognition.

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Italy, Loreto, 2014. “A. Tarkovskiy. Russian soul in Loreto”. " Dott. Vito Punzi (the member of the Deligation media office), Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci; G. V. Avdeeva; Alexandr Alexeyevich Avdeev (Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary in Vatican, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation from the year 2008 till 2012); Olga Burova; Andrey Tarkovskiy the youngest (the President of the International Institute of Andrey Tarkovskiy); Armando Ginesi (Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Ancona) at the presentation of the new edition of the book of A.A. Tarkovskiy “Martyrology. Diaries.” (from left to right)
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Italy, Loreto, 2014. “A. Tarkovskiy. Russian soul in Loreto”. Alexandr Alexeyevich Avdeev (Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary in Vatican, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation from the year 2008 till 2012); Olga Burova; Roberto Stefanelli (the member of the Pontifical Delegation of the Holy House in Loreto) at the presentation of the new edition of the book of A.A. Tarkovskiy “Martyrology. Diaries.” (from left to right)
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Italy, Loreto, 2014. Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci and Olga Burova after the awarding ceremony at the final concert of the 54th International Festival of Church music «Virgo Lauretana».
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Italy, Loreto, 2014. Olga Burova and Andrey Tarkovskiy the youngest.
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the year 2006 France. The announcements of the results after the competition «Florilege Vocal de Tours».
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the year 2006 France. Olga Burova and the director of the competition «Florilege Vocal de Tours» Christian Balandras.
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2015. Italy. Acoustic rehearsal.
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the year 2002 Italy.Olga Burova after a meeting with Arezzo Mayor.
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the year 2009 Italy, Vazzola. The concert at the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista

Pr. Werner Pfaff (Germany), a jury member at many international choral competitions, writes:”...I'm impressed with the beautiful voices, amazing sound solutions and Your expressive choral conducting.” 

Her gestures may seem soft and gentle, but the conductor's style is notable for its confidence, it is challenging and masterful, and the choir is willing to follow her.

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On the competition, the year 2003.
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2015, Moscow.