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Helen Lokuta and Oliver Kuusik are performing Estonian solo songs


Helen Lokuta

The concert series The Treasury of Estonian Music dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Estonian Republic offers concerts to vocal music admirers. Two brilliant singers Helen Lokuta (soprano), Oliver Kuusik (tenor) and their accompanist Ivo Sillamaa are performing a selection of the best Estonian solo pieces. The concerts are held on January 10 at 6 pm in Tallinn Meders Hall, January 15 at 7 pm at Palamuse Cultural Centre and January 16 at 7 pm at Kunda City Club. They will be performing songs from Artur Kapp, Villem Kapp, Eugen Kapp, Mart Saar, Eduard Tubin and Mihkel Lüdig. The program also consist of duets and arias from Estonian operas Vikerlased by Eevald Aav, Tasuleegid by Eugen Kapp and Luigelend by Veljo Tormis.

Helen Lokuta has studied singing in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Pille Lill, Tamara Novitšenko and Jaakko Ryhänen. In addition, she has studied in Karlsruhe Music High School and Karlsruhe Opera High School. She has participated in many master classes with famous teachers. Since 2006 Helen Lokuta is a soloist in Estonian National Opera (free-lancer soloist since 2001). She has taken part in productions of the Tõnu Kaljuste's project theatre Nargen Opera and has performed in vocal-symphonic music.

Oliver Kuusik has studied singing at the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy with Pille Lill and Professor Virgilius Noreika. He received his Master’s degree in 2006 and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with Maestro Rudolf Pearney. Since 2008, he is the soloist of the Estonian National Opera. Oliver Kuusik is also appreciated as an oratorio and chamber music singer. He has been participating in performances of almost twenty vocal-symphonic works.

Aveli Kadastik