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Estonian Music Days 2021 will be online-only

Contemporary music festival Estonian Music Days runs from April 22 to May 2 and will be online-only. The central theme of this year’s festival is “DNA” which seeks a dialogue between science, biological genetics, musical thinking and cultural origins.

The festival will feature concerts, discussion forums and other events, held via an online linkup on the festival's site. Radio channel Klassikaraadio will also carry the concerts.

This year's festival is linked to the Baltic Music Days - the new festival with the aim of increasing the international visibility of Baltic musicians and composers. The Baltic Music Days has been launched by the Baltic Contemporary Music Network and it will feature musicians from all three countries.

Estonian and other composers premiering their work at the Estonian Music Days & Baltic Music Days festival are: Antoine Beuger (Netherlands), Platon Buravicky (Latvia), Madli Marje Gildemann, Elis Hallik, Lauri Jõeleht, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Ülo Krigul, Alisson Kruusmaa, Kristjan Kõrver, Maria Kõrvits, Märt-Matis Lill, Taivo Lints, Rita Mačiliūnaitė (Lithuania), Riho Esko Maimets, Malle Maltis, Elo Masing. Anna-Margret Noorhani, Aaro Pertmann, Ramus Puur, Evelin Seppar, Liina Sumera, Mirjam Tally, Mariliis Valkonen, Ardo Ran Varres, Age Veeroos, Aleksandr Žedeljov.

The works will be performed by Synaesthesis (Lithuania), Riga Sinfonietta String Quartet (Latvia), Quadra Piano Quartet (Latvia), Twenty Fingers Duo (Lithuania), Maria Faust, Ensemble of Estonian Electronic Music Society, Kadri-Ann Sumera & Talvi Hunt, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, YXUS & Iris Oja, EMTA Sinfonietta, Trio Hetk, Ensemble U:, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

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Estonian Music Days / Baltic Music Days
Estonian Composer's Union