Conductor of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus Ivan Kostyakhin is only 38 years old, and it is considered that this is the profession of the "second half of life". Recently, the premiere of the world-famous ballet "The Little Death" by Jiri Kilian to the music of Mozart, where the conductor-director was made by Ivan, was successfully performed on the stage of the theater. He also took part in the production of Verdi's opera Macbeth on the Belarusian stage, the premiere took place on 19-20 March. In the summer, as in the past year, Ivan again can be seen as the conductor of the music festival "Classics at the Town Hall".
"Conducting is the profession of all life. Because there will not be a second half, if not the first, "Ivan Kostyakhin is sure.
- The traditional, probably, question: at what point did you decide that you would connect life with music?
"The fact that my life will be connected with music, my parents understood early. My first solo performance took place ... at the Vnukovo airport. We flew from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don with our family, and our flight was detained for some reason. The day was special: on December 31, several hours remained before the New Year. Tired and frustrated passengers gathered in the waiting room ... And then the boy, four years old, comes out and starts performing his favorite songs: from the adored movie "Three Musketeers", the repertoire of Alla Pugacheva, Muslim Magomayev. In general, and the people pretty amused, and, of course, sweets "earned."
Once in our kindergarten came the teachers from the musical lyceum (now - the Republican Music College at the Belarusian State Medical University - Author's note) and asked: "And who among you guys likes to perform?" Sing or read poetry? "The teacher pointed at me and said:" This is this boy. " So I turned out to be a pupil of the musical lyceum at the Belarusian Conservatory. By the way, it was already too late to submit documents to the preparatory group (it was in the spring), and I was immediately taken to the 1 st class, because I did not know the notes well and sang well. The first year of training was quite complicated. But I was attracted by the special atmosphere of the educational institution, where only music reigns and where everyone - both teachers and students - is endlessly devoted to it.