Vocal Ensemble "Fresco"

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Larisa Romodina - conductor
Elena Starostina - piano accompaniment

Competition Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Motet op. 39 №2 “Laudate Pueri” F. Mendelssohn Traditional spiritual text
Goro le goro Zapro Zaprov Traditional folk text
Kallanish D. Zvezdina D. Zvezdina
Granada A. Lara A. Lara

Sacred Section

Title Composer Lyrics
Kyrie P. Janchak Traditional spiritual text
Svete tihiy D. Smirnov Traditional spiritual text
Kumbaya Arr. Sioland Traditional spiritual text

Pop Section

Title Composer Lyrics
You came to me in a dream A. Bespalova B. Red
I jast call to say S. Wonder S. Wonder
Barber shop blues arr. S. Muzer S. Muzer

The vocal ensemble “Fresco” was founded in 2006 and originally consisted of students at the Ural State Conservatory and acted as the ensemble for the Department of Culture in the Verkh-Isetski district of the town Ekaterinburg. The team is the winner of 11 international competitions such locations as the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Finland, Poland, Hungary and Russia, as well as the winner of 3 Grand Prix (district, city and international competitions). Recently the choir has won the following prizes: 1st prize (gold) and grand-prix diploma at the International Festival in Medzivodie, Poland (2010); 1st  degree diploma; and a diploma for compulsory works at the international Contest of Chamber Choirs in the town of Pecs, Hungary (2011). The choir is the laureate (1st prize, gold diploma) of the international festival “Christmas in Russia” (2012). In their repertoire is both Russian and foreign music; including, classical, spiritual, folk, and modern music. The artistic credo of the ensemble is to premiere music composed by young Russian composers.

Larisa Romodina was born in 1970 in the town of Gubaha, Perm region, Russia. She obtained her graduate (1995) and postgraduate diplomas from the Ural State Conservatory named after Modest Musorgsky (1997). She has further education in “Management of Changes” (2006, Moscow) and training in “Economy and Management of the Organization of Sphere of Culture and Art” (2008). She has taught at Ural State Conservatory since 1995 and as the director of the music school since 2000. She was awarded with a diploma from The All-Russia competition for choral conductors (Salacvat, 1998) and was recognized by the nomination for “Manager of the year” (2006).

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