Elena Gridasova (mezzo soprano)

E. Gridasova graduated from the State Academy of Theatrical Arts named after Lunacharsky (faculty of musical theater). From the second year of studying she has participated in productions of the Moscow Chamber Theater (director - Boris Pokrovsky).

Beautiful mezzo-soprano enabled her to perform parts from Igor Stravinsky's "Les Noces", K. Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins", C. Gluck's "Narcissus and Echo", P. I. Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" and others. Since 1991 E. Gridasova works in the Moscow Chamber Choir.

She has performed in England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, China, Lithuania and other countries, as well as in the cities of Russia.

Owner of a beautiful full range voice, she especially good in J. S. Bach's "Magnificat" and G. Rossini's "Petite Mass Solennelle". For 10 years E. Gridasova participated in the Bregenz Opera Festival (Austria), where she performed solo in J. Montemezzi's "Love of Three Kings".

She has been working with the leading Russian and foreign conductors: V. Fedoseyev, M. Pletnyov, S. Sondeckis, Y. Bashmet, V. Spivakov, A. Katz, K. Orbelian, M. Viotti, K. Nagano, W. Marshall and others.

E. Gridasova also taking part in a lot of Choir's charity concerts - in medical centers, art schools and centers of additional education ("Minin's Choir for children" project).