Pärnu Contemporary Music Days 2020

Pärnu Contemporary Music Days, organised by the Estonian Arnold Schoenberg Society will be held from January 18 to 26 in Pärnu. The event features a symposium, concerts, music workshops, exhibitions, performances, and music listenings.

Robert Jürjendal and Tõnu Kõrvits to be representatives of Estonia at the World New Music Days 2020

This year, the World New Music Days festival, organised by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), will be held in New Zealand. Robert Jürjendal’s “Bells” and Tõnu Kõrvits’s “Stalker-Suite” were selected from submitted works and will be presented during the festival.

Kristi Kapten performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Kristi Kapten will be the soloist in the Ferenc Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 that she will perform together with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra at the Estonia Concert Hall on Friday, January 9.

Estonian Music Information Centre is on winter vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on winter vacation from December 21 till January 1. Orders will be fulfilled from January 2. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Film music concerts with Nordic Symphony Orchestra

Between December 17 to 19, the Nordic Symphony Orchestra under Anu Tali will give concerts of film music in Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu. The programme includes popular themes from different film soundtracks.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra named Olari Elts as its next Music Director and Chief Conductor

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra has announced Olari Elts as the Music Director and Chief Conductor from the season 2020/2021. The current Chief Conductor Neeme Järvi will continue to work with ENSO as the Honorary Conductor for Life.

Tallinn String Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary

Tallinn String Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary with concerts at the Tallinn Central Library, performing works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Tõnu Kõrvits and at the Kadriorg Palace, playing Beethoven and Franz Schubert.

Saxophone quartet SaxEst turns 20

On December 5 and 7, the saxophone quartet SaxEst will celebrate its 20th anniversary with concerts in Tartu and Laulasmaa. The programme will include music by Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kõrvits, Galina Grigorjeva, Guy Lacour, Pedro Iturralde, and Siim Aimla.

First prize of 9th Estonian Piano Competition shared between Tähe-Lee Liiv and Mantas Šernius

The first prize of the 9th Estonian Piano Competition was shared between 16-year old Tähe-Lee Liiv from Estonia, and Mantas Šernius from Lithuania. The third prize went to Estonian Evita Lohu. The other finalists received finalist diplomas.

Programme Music Meets Film in Tallinn

A programme of talks, masterclasses and screenings dedicated to film scoring will run from November 25–27 in Tallinn.