Estonian Classical Album of the Year 2023 was revealed. It is the album "Estonian Premieres" recorded by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi, released by Alpha Classics.
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.
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.
This year, the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation's Musician of the Year title is awarded to cellist Marcel Johannes Kits.
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.
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 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.
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.