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The vocal ensemble ARIELLE

Leader of the ensemble Elmira Dadasheva

The vocal ensemble ARIELLE is one of the brightest modern choral ensembles in Moscow.

The ensemble was founded on the initiative of Elmira Dadasheva, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, in 2014.

The ensemble brings together talented and enthusiastic young musicians, graduates of the best music universities in Russia. The ensemble's vocal style organically combines the European lightness and graphic nature of its voice with an authentic Russian richness of timbre.

ARIELLE regularly takes part in programs of famous Moscow concert halls (Moscow Conservatory, Crocus City Hall, Moscow International Perfoming Arts center, Concert Hall of Pavel Slobodkin Centre, Concert Halls of the Russian National Museum of Music, Peter and Paul Lutheran Cathedral, Gogol House, Central Museum of Old Russian Culture and Art named after A.Rublev, Tretyakov Gallery etc.). They has also performed at the Stanislavsky theatre and the Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theatre.

In 2017 and 2018 the ensemble took part in the International Festival "Moscow Spring a cappella" as guests of honour of the festival;
In 2019, the ensemble took part in the Grand Opening of the Dynamo football arena, where in the presence of more than 20,000 people the anthem of the Dynamo football club was performed, written especially for this event by composer Nikolay Arutyunov. The same year the ensemble toured to France as part of the «Alexander Nevsky» cultural and educational project.
In 2020 the ensemble was invited to Suzdal, where it successfully performed a solo program at the VIIth All-Russian Festival of Sacred Music "Summer of the Lord".

A striking event of Moscow cultural life of the capital was the screening of the opera "Alluki" by composer E. Nizamov and director T. Imametdinov as part of a competitive programme of the "Golden Mask" theatre festival, where ARIELLE took an active part.

The ensemble is a participant of in the International theatre festival "Seeing Music" (2020), as well as the resident chorus of the New Opera World - 2021 Opera and Symphony Laboratory. As part of the Montecci vs Opera team, the ensemble ARIELLE has been nominated for the Onegin Theatre Prize (2019, 2021).

The ensemble collaborates with orchestras and musicians, among them: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, Russian National Youth Orchestra, Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Pavel Slobodkin Centre Moscow Chamber Orchestra and others.
The ensemble enjoys a warm artistic friendship with Maestro Frieder Bernius (Germany), the Popov Academy of Choral Art Choir under the direction of Aleksei Petrov, composers Anton Viskov, Elmir Nizamov, Alina Nebykova, Denis Pisarevsky, organists Konstantin Volostnov, Olesya Kravchenko, Maria Cherepanova, Ekaterina Spirkina, popular rock musician and composer Nikolai Arutyunov, directors Andrey Tsvetkov, Daniil Dmitriev, Elizaveta Korneeva, musicologist Ksenia Suponitskaya and many others.

In 2021, the ARIELLE Vocal Ensemble performed the European premiere of Linda Smith's chamber opera «Facing South». Recordings by the ARIELLE Vocal Ensemble have been broadcast on Radio Orpheus, Spas, Soyuz and Tricolor TV channels.

The ensemble's repertoire includes music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, spiritual compositions, Russian and European classics, works by contemporary composers, folk songs and much more. The ensemble has been successfully involved in the performance of cantata and oratorio genres as well as opera. The breadth of the ensemble's performing abilities and the mobility of its members enable it to perform works in various forms, styles and genres, constantly enlarging and extending its repertoire and appearing organically in any concert programmes.

The vocal ensemble "ARIELLE"