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Grand Old Lady of Estonian music – Ester Mägi – celebrates her 95th birthday

On January 10 at 7 pm, concert dedicated to the 95th birthday of composer Ester Mägi will take place in Tallinn Niguliste Church. Ester Mägi’s finespun and subtle music has been admired and loved both in Estonia and abroad.

Relying on traditions, Ester Mägi’s idiom has gone through a modernisation process during half a century, yet retaining intrinsic modesty. The persistent features of her work are fine sense of form, transparent texture and subtle or objective mode of expression. Mostly her works are based on brief thematic cores borrowed from or characteristic to Estonian folk melodies.


  Ester Mägi. Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
The performers at the jubilee concert are members of the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians: Helen Lokuta, Mati Turi, Martti Raide, Urmas Vulp, Aare Tammesalu, Andres Uibo, Peep Lassmann, as well as String Quartet Prezioso and Mixed Choir of Estonia Society under the direction of Heli Jürgenson.

Concert is organised by Association of Estonian Professional Musicians in cooperation with the Estonian Composers’ Union and Estonian Choral Association.

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