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Heino Jürisalu - 80 in concert series 'jubilate'

In this year, 80 years passes since the birth of composer Heino Jürisalu. The composer and his work will be recalled by a concert on April 8, at 6 pm in Chamber Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Students, teachers and guest musicians will perform his works. A lecture of his life and creation will be held by musicologist, Associate Professor Tiia Järg.

Heino Jürisalu (13.08.1930, Tartu – 18. 04.1991, Tallinn) studied composition with Heino Eller at the Tallinn State Conservatoire, and graduated in 1954.
In years 1950–1969 he worked as sound engeneer and music composer at the Estonian Radio and Estonian Television. In 1969–1991, he taught composition at the Tallinn State Conservatoire (Associate Professor since 1985), the most known of his students are Lepo Sumera ja Kaupo Uibo.

Heino Jürisalu was also an avid researcher and performer of early music, in years 1970–1988 he led early music ensemble Consortium. Jürisalu played many instruments, most of all recorders. For this instrument wrote he study books and composed new repertoire.
As a composer, Heino Jürisalu owns works in various genres. He has created orchestral music as well as chamber works, where an important place is held by woodwind and brass instruments. He has also written choral works, some dais music and music for films and stage plays.

Malle Maltis