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Lva Tolstogo 1-3, 77
Saint-Petersburg,
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
197022

Aquarel

Female quintet of soloists Aquarelle is a unique group, comprised of professional opera singers.
The idea for the name of the group comes from the blending of completely different and beautifully unique voice types. Like water colors, voices, merging, form a clear and clean palette.
The quintet was founded in May of 2008 on the basis of a quartet by the same name, the winner of the international festival-competition "The Singing World" in 2007, and the first prize winner of the international contest "Angel of Hope" in 2007.
In August 2008 quintet Aquarelle received a recognition award from the IX International Festival "Barbershop Harmony," sponsored by the International Musical Society "Music Barbershop" (Institute of High Art, USA).
Sacred music has a special place in the repertoire of the group. Since 2006, the group is an active and recognized participant in the Christmas and Easter festivals held in cathedrals of the city.
In 2009, "Aquarelle" became the honorary member of the Christmas festival in the Ecclesiastical Academy of St. Petersburg (Alexander Nevsky Lavra).
In February 2009, the ensemble received an award at Sretenskij Spiritual Festival. In March 2009 the quintet became the I prize laureate of the all-Russian competition "Spring Of Romance".
For their solo performances at the competition Nadezhda Morozova and Anna Smirnova became the III prize winners, while Julia Ganshina receive a recognition diploma.
Special prize for the best arrangement was awarded to Aglaya Jacobson.
Special prize for the best performance of a romance of Andrei Petrov was awarded to Nadezhda Morozova.
Winners awards ceremony and the gala concert for "Spring of Romance" took place triumphantly on the stage of the concert hall "Octyabrskij".
Quintet "Aquarelle" is a recognized active participant in urban concerts in Saint Petersburg, performing on the largest stages, participating in television and radio broadcasts.
The artistic director of the team is Nadezhda Morozova, a graduate of the Kiev State Conservatoire (faculty of choral conducting, class of Professor Timoshenko O.S.), soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers, the winner of the international vocal competitions, a voice teacher. Nadezhda is a lyric coloratura soprano, the leading voice in the ensemble (I soprano).
The 2-nd leading voice (II soprano) is Julia Ganshina, a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, a soloist Tverskoi musical theater. Julia has a warm timbre lyric soprano.
The 3-rd leading voice (I alto) is Anna Smirnova, a mezzo-soprano, a graduate of Ural State Conservatoire, and graduate of St. Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Professor Bogacheva I.A.), the winner of the international vocal competitions.
The 4-th leading voice (II alto) is Aglaya Jacobson, a mezzo-soprano, a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts (choral conducting) and the St. Petersburg Herzen State Pedagogical University (music and computer technology), a music teacher and the author of numerous arrangements for the quintet.
The 5-th leading voice (III alto) is Anna Daryanova, a mezzo-soprano, a graduate of the St. Petersburg State Theater Academy (musical theater workshop of Petrov A.V.), a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers, the winner of the international vocal competitions, a voice teacher.

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