PROJECTS

ALEXANDRA CHERNYSHOVA

Magical Sky - Iceland

A film about the magic of the sky with the landscape and nature of Iceland in the foreground.

 

Original music by Alexandra Chernyshova that connects the magic of the stars and northern lights to the culture, history, adventures, elves and trolls of Icelanders. Music written for symphony orquestra, choir and soloists.

 

The film is made with so-called timelapse technology, photographs are taken from 70-80 known places in Iceland, with known landmarks, archaeological sites, mountains and places of interest.

 

Over 100,000 photos compiled for a 40-minute trip with original music.

 

"Magical Sky - Iceland"

 

Time-Lapse movie about Iceland skies 


Film by : Jón R. Hilmarsson, photographer


Music by : Alexandra Chernyshova 

Year of creation : 2015  

Visit : www.magicalskyiceland.com

 
Russian Souvenir - Music Program 

Alexandra Chernyshova created her project “Russian Souvenir” Music Program to build a musical and cultural bridge between Russia and Iceland.

Since 2016 many concerts have been held in both countries and musicians from both countries have been introducing music to Russian and Icelandic audience. 

"Russian Souvenir - Music Program"

 

Russian Musical & Cultural bridge.  

2019 - Russian Souvenir: Introducing Iceland in St. Petersburg.

In cooperation with St. Petersburg Petrogradskiy Central Library, Kamennoostrovskiy Castle, Prince Oldenburgskiy Friendship Association and Saint Petersburg Classical Music Salon Concert, directed by Stanislav Ljamin.

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano

Gerður Bolladóttir, soprano

Sergei Telenkov, bass-baritone

Kjartan Valdemarsson, piano

Jón Hilmarsson, photographer

 

2018 - “Musical friendship bridge" between Russia - Iceland 
Russian Souvenir: Shostakovich, Serebriakov & Laxness - St.Petersbug Gorchakov Castle  

In cooperation with
Saint Petersburg Classical Music Salon Concert, directed by Stanislav Ljamin, St.Petersburg Music Library by Dmitry Shostakovich  and Laxness Museum/Gljúfrasteinn, Iceland 

 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Olga Ermakova, piano 

Alexandra Korobkina, violin

Andrey Ivanov, cello

Julia Chmih, actress

Pavel Dmitriev, director of MLSh

Natalie Fedosejeva, host

 

2018 - Dmitry Shostakovich - Harpa, Kaldalón 

 

In cooperation with Music Library of Dmitry Shostakovich in St. Petersburg 

 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Nína Margret Grímsdóttir, piano 

Sigurður Halldórsson, cello 

Hildigunnur Halldórsdóttir, violin 

Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, host

 

 

2017 - Introduction of the opera ballet
“The Northern Lights Fairytale”
in Moscow and St. Petersburg 

In cooperation with libraries
in St. Petersburg. 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Evgenia Chernyshova, writer 

2017 - Magic of love - Russian romances and Icelandic songs - Copenhagen, Denmark 

Two concerts in Russian culture house and Icelandic culture house - Jónshús 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Vladimir Gerts, bass 

Elina Valieva, piano 

Svafa Þórhalldóttir, soprano

2017 - Russian romances
at Harpa, Kaldalón & church in Skálholt 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Vladimir Gerts, bass 

Elina Valieva, piano 

Ingunn Hreinberg Indriðardóttir, host 

2016 - Introduction on the opera “Poet and the Bishop's Daughter” by Alexandra Chernyshova and Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir. 

In cooperation with
Opera Academy Vishnevskajs and music academy Gnessin in Moscow. 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, actress and host 

Jónína Erna Arnardottir, piano 

Valeria Petrova, piano 

Musicians from Gnessin

and Vishevskaja opera academy

2016 - Russian arias - Harpa, Kaldalón 

Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano 

Molina Lubov, contralto 

Valeria Petrova, piano 

Jónína Erna Arnardóttir, piano 

Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, host

 
The Girl from Kiev

Unique Music programme ”The Girl from Kiev” - “Stúlka frá Kænugarði“ dedicated to the folk-classical inheritage of Ukraine, performed in Iceland.

Some of the songs come from the 16th century and are usually sang acapella or with the accompaniment of kobza, which is an old Ukrainian instrument.

 

Folk classical songs sang in the programme have  arrangements made by famous Ukrainian composers as Lisenko, Zaremba, Ljatoshinskiy, Chishko, Verjovka and Kaufman.

 

One of the songs by Mjaskovskiy were arranged specially for Alexandra.  Storyteller brought listeners to the deeper understanding of lyrics of the folk songs and made them excited to learn one of the Ukrainian songs taught by Alexandra at the concert. 

At the end of the programme guests were invited to taste Ukrainian soup - Borsh with pampushki, the special Ukrainian bread. 

 

"The Girl from Kiev"

"Stúlka frá Kænugarði“

Performers: 

 

Alexandra Chernyshova - soprano

Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir - storyteller

Thomas Higgerson - pianist 

Jonina Erna Arnardóttir - pianist 

 

 

2012 

July 

Folk Festival in Siglufjörður -

Söngvaskaldin góðu/

Þjóðlagahátíð á Siglufirði 

2013 

March 

Stúlka frá Kænugarði

at Harpa Music Hall,

Kaldalón, Reykjavík

 

August

Nights of Lights
in Reykjanesbæ, Ljósanótt 

 

September 

Tónleikaröð Listafélags Háteigskirkju, Reykjavík

 

October 

Tónleikaröð Tónlistarfélagið Borgarfjarðar, Borgarneskirkja Borgarnesi

 

November

Art Festival at Akranes/

Vökudagar á Akranesi, Tónberg

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