Interviews and articles

Interview with the website «Bono Initiatives Support Alliance»

About Ekaterina Monisova:

A musician (soprano), Grand Prix winner of the International Forum of vocalists in Italy. Honored Artist of the Republic of Khakassia, soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society.

About the person:

She graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. Specialty “opera singing”. Soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, Honored Artist of the Republic of Khakassia, winner of the Grand Prix of the International Forum of vocalists in Italy (2010).

Ekaterina, that means to you Culture?

Culture shapes harmonious personality of the person, is the way to perfection. And for me, this way is through art. Culture is an inheritance that is passing from generation to generation. After all, there is no future without a past. Level of culture of every nation, every people is measured by the degree of development of its national art.

Culture of New Russia - what is it?

The growth of culture in Russia, compared to the West, moved forward with giant strides since the nineteenth century, with the advent of galaxy of outstanding scientists and artists and of course with support of industry leaders and financiers. Leading position in the list of patrons belonged to Mamontov, Zimin, Tretyakov, Morozov, who made an invaluable contribution to the development of Russian painting, sculpture, opera. Today, high art needs support.

Generations come and go, but art, like a hundred years ago, requires special attention.

Culture cannot be financed on leftovers. Culture in Russia should not be a temporary project, and should continue, annual and hourly.

How to preserve the uniqueness of the Russian language, in your opinion?

Russian speech is an integral part of Russian culture. I watched with sadness simplification and primitivization Russian speech, and at the same time the Russian language and literature - are the only link between the generations. Russian people living in our country and abroad should not lose the richness of the Silver Age: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, it is necessary to implement a major Federal program.

How the development of information technology affects the preservation and development of Russian culture?

In today's information society, information is disseminated instantly and Russian - speaking Internet should be used for dissemination of Russian culture and Russian language. Here you have to fight with a monstrous illiteracy in the Internet.

Ekaterina, that would you call the most important in people?

The most important thing in people - a harmony in the soul and the desire to change the world for the better.

Ekaterina, share with your plans for this year!

My plan: to continue concert activity at home and abroad, not only solo but also with new duet programs. There are some projects: the creation of musical art salon and a lot of other things that I would like to implement with public and private financial support of course.

Julia Kulikova,

Director of the Russian Public cultural project APMI