Welcome to official site of group "Camerata"!
Among specialists Camerata is regarded as one of world’s best a capella groups. They represent the best of the great Russian choir tradition. Their experiments with new forms and sounds make them totally different from other groups. The group comprises six professional singers. All of them have graduated from music academies in Belarus and Russia. Their home base is in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. Camerata’s repertoire includes pieces belonging to different genres, from classical and ethnic to jazz, often interwoven into each other, giving birth to totally new and uncommon combinations. The singers are sophisticated both in styles and voice timbres, artistically adapting each off them to a particular work. So when speaking about Camerata it is not enough to say that they have got a soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Each of the above is quite unexpectedly presented in their original compositions, combined with sound imitation, making them absolutely unique.
- It has brought Camerata admiration of audiances all over the world and at festivals of all music traditions: academic, folklore, spiritual, avant-garde, jazz, blues and rock. They repeatedly manifested their talents during their concert tours in Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Austria, Germany and the United States as well at major music forums such as Varna Summer, International Gospel Music Festival, International Ankara Music Festival, Molde International Jazz Festival and others. Their tours of the former USSR cities (St.Petersburg, Riga, Moscow, Kalingrad) were just as succesful and impressive.
- Listening to Camerata is a unique experience having quite a magic effect. This could perhaps be accounted for by the careful attention that is paid by the group to each individual voice, resulting in impeccable part singing and intonation. In addition to that, their compositions are very special , with a variety of plots where there is always something ‘sacred profane’, heavenly and human. (David Weiss).
Olga Vorobjeva (soprano) was born in Minsk (Belarus). Graduated from Minsk Music Lyceum and State Belarussian Academy of Music (class of Piano). Member of "Camerata" since 1986.
Julia Korotkevitch (alto) was born in Sevastopol (Crimea). Graduated from Music School in Petropavlovsk (Russia) and studied at the State Belarussian Acadamy of Music (chorus conducting). Member of “Camerata” since 1993.
Galina Gordynez (soprano) was born in Bobruisk (Belarus). Graduated from Minsk Music Lyceum and State Belarussian Academy of Music (class of Piano). Member of "Camerata" since 1995.
Alexander Dovnar (tenor) was born in Minsk (Belarus). Graduated from Minsk Music Lyceum and State Belarussian Academy of Music (class of Chorus Conducting). Member of "Camerata" since 1986.
Alexei Burdelev (bass) was born in Minsk (Belarus). Graduated from Minsk Music Lyceum and Institute of Culture in Saint Petersburg (class of Chorus Conducting). Member of "Camerata" since 1995.
Pilip Smialou (bariton) was born in Mogilev (Belarus). Graduated from Minsk Music Lyceum, Belarussian State Pedagogical University (class of chorus conducting) and Belarussian State University of Culture and Arts (sound manager). Member of "Camerata" sinse 2014.