Piano Duo Tiiu Sisask – Maila Laidna

Piano Duo Maila Laidna – Tiiu Sisask was founded in 2013. Duo has participated in master classes of Arvo Pärt, Maja Nosowska, Elena Semishina, Gil Garburg and PetRo. Duo has appeared at several concert venues and performed within concert series in Estonia. It has been successful at international competitions, including 3rd prize at the 15th international competition for pianists in Rome (2015), final place at the Suzana Szörenyi competition in Rumenia (2016), 1st prize at the 20th international Maria Yudina competition for pianists and chamber ensembles in St. Petersburg (2019), 2nd prize at the chamber music competition in Filadelfia, Italy (2019), 1st prize at the competition Danubia Talents in Budapest (2021), and Golden Medal at the 3rd WPTA FINLAND International Piano Competition (2021). Maila Laidna and Tiiu Sisask both are currently doing their Doctorate in chamber ensemble at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the supervision of Mati Mikalai. The duo has developed its skills in piano duo at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Germany with Prof. Gil Garburg-Sivan. Estonian composers Liisa Hirsch and Riho Esko Maimets has composed music for the duo. In 2016, the duo made an Estonian premiere of Urmas Sisask’s Sombrero at the Tõravere Observatory.


EMIC 2021