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The works of composer Mihkel Kerem will fill a symphonic evening in Pärnu

The Pärnu City Orchestra will give a generous concert of works by Mihkel Kerem under the direction of conductor Mikk Murdvee. With violinist Triin Ruubel-Lilleberg as the soloist, Kerem's first major instrumental concerto - the Violin Concerto - will be performed. The recently composed Cello Concerto (2020), in which Canadian-born Dutch cellist Willem Stam will perform as a soloist, will have its world premiere. The evening will be concluded with Kerem’s Symphony No. 6.

The World Premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in United States

Erkki-Sven Tüür's Violin Concerto no. 3 “Conversations with the Unknown” (2019/2020) will be premiered by violinist Vadim Gluzman and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Danzmayr.

The premiere of Toivo Tulev's work in Belgium

The Belgian contemporary music ensemble Fractales will premiere Toivo Tulev's ensemble piece "To a Distant Friend" (2020) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano on December 21.

The Musician of the Year 2022 is cellist Marcel Johannes Kits

This year, the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation's Musician of the Year title is awarded to cellist Marcel Johannes Kits.

In memoriam Urmas Sisask

The composer Urmas Sisask (09.09.1960 – 17.12.2022) has passed away.

The theme of the Estonian Music Days festival 2023 is “Soul and Spirit”

The themes of the Estonian Music Days 2023 festival are soul and spirit. Estonian Music Days takes place from April 27 to May 7 in Tartu and Tallinn, the artistic directors of the festival are Helena Tulve, Timo Steiner and Märt-Matis Lill. Discounted passes for the festival will be on sale from December 14.

Premiere of Ülo Krigul's new Violin Concerto in France

The Orchestre National de Bretagne will give two concerts under the direction of Estonian conductor Erki Pehk. Together with Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuznecovaitė, Ülo Krigul's new Violin Concerto "Cloudworks" will be premiered. The work was commissioned by the Orchestre National de Bretagne in 2021.

The Southern Chorale goes on a European tour with the music of Tõnu Kõrvits

The Southern Chorale of The University of Southern Mississippi goes on a European tour with the music of Tõnu Kõrvits, touring extensively in Spain, Latvia, and Estonia in January 2023.

Estonian Sinfonietta’s Christmas time concert „Luminosities”

On December 11 at 5 p.m., the Estonian Sinfonietta's advent concert in Viimsi St. Jocab’s Church will once again bring wonderful music by Estonian composers to the listeners for the beginning of the Christmas season. Pärt Uusberg’s „Wild Swans” for vibraphone and strings will be premiered.

The Italian ensemble Duo Gazzana released a new album, which also features two works by Tõnu Kõrvits

The acclaimed chamber ensemble Duo Gazzana released a new album, where Tõnu Kõrvits's two premiere recordings are standing alongside the classics of the Romantic era – Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg. The album was released on November 18 in the internationally acclaimed ECM New Series. The performances were recorded in the historic Reitstadel Neumarkt last November, produced by Manfred Eicher.