Vadim Orda

Composer and Bayan-Player



Vadim Orda was born in 1971 in Ordokva village near Kharkov. At the Kharkov Music College, from which he graduated as a bayan-player (kind of button-accordion!) in 1991, he studied composition under Alexander Gugel. From 1991 to 1997, he studied at the Kharkov Art Institute in the composition class of Valentin Bibik.




What does music mean to you personally?

Music for me is a means of spiritual knowledge of the world.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?

I think that music is connected with a whole complex of components, with aesthetic, intellectual and spiritual knowledge of the world.

If you were not a professional musician, what would you have been?

Either a philosopher, or a physician.

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about the future?

The aging of the audience of classical music is going on due to the fact that not enough attention is paid to the spiritual and aesthetic side of development in the formation and education of the young generation. Unfortunately, this is a global world process of degradation.

What do you envision the role of music to be in the 21st century? Do you see that there is a transformation of this role?

The role of classical music at all times was and is to develop spiritual and aesthetic principles in a person.

Do you think that the musician today needs to be more creative? What is the role of creativity in the musical process for you?

I do not think that creativity (if it is real) is connected with business projects. You do not need to adapt to the tastes of public or fashion trends. It is necessary to cultivate it eternally and unceasingly, if this is real creativity.

Do you think we as musicians can do something to attract the younger generation to music concerts? How would you do this?

Currently, the interpretation of classical music in modern arrangements is popular. I don't think this is right This is a gross distortion of classical music. In order to attract the younger generation to classical music, it is necessary to properly educate and shape tastes from early childhood. The school education system should take care of this. It should be the cornerstone in this matter. Otherwise, the situation will only get worse.

Tell us about your creative process. What is your favorite piece (written by you) and how did you start working on it?

For me, creative process is a spiritual act, spiritual and aesthetic knowledge of the world in a creative way.

Can you give some advice for young people who want to discover classical music for themselves?

The advice is very simple. Listen to classical music, and with each time more and more beauty and harmony will open in it. Music will bring joy and delight.