Orchestras

Rehearsals and group rehearsals 23–28 August 2021, Tallinn

The instructors of instrument groups of the orchestras are concertmasters of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The rehearsals are OPEN from Thursday, 26 August.

Olari Elts conducts: Symphony Orchestra (experience required: 8+ years) – concert on 28 August 2021
Eduard Tubin: Suite from ballet „Kratt” („Dance of the Exorcists”)
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Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise in D Major, Op. 4
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Frédéric Chopin: Krakowiak In F, Op. 14
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Antonín Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
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Andres Kaljuste conducts: Chamber Orchestra (experience required: 5-9 years) – concert on 27 August 2021
Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
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Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D Major
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Elo Tepp directs: Small Orchestra (experience required: 3-6 years) – concert on 28 August 2021
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Entrée les Sauvages (Les Indes Galantes)
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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Musette en rondeau (Les Indes Galantes)
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Henry Purcell: Rondeau (Abdelazer)
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Johann and Joseph Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
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Gabriel Fauré: Pavane Op. 50
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Olari Elts

Olari Elts’ passion for distinctive programming rich with invention has earned him much praise on the international music scene. Elts began his tenure as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in 2020/21 season. Since 2018, he is also Artistic Advisor of the Kymi Sinfonietta.
Olari Elts has appeared as a guest conductor with such orchestras as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Finnish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Dublin Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Budapest Festival Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Soloists with whom he collaborates include Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Brett Dean, Isabelle Faust, Alban Gerhardt, Martin Grubinger, Martin Helmchen, Stephen Hough, Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Kari Kriikku, Karita Mattila, Alexander Melnikov, Maxim Rysanov, Baiba Skride, Lara St. John, Simon Trpčeski, and Antoine Tamestit. Additionaly to classical symphonic music Olari Elts considers it important to make Estonian music known both in Estonia and abroad.
Olari Elts has won the Grand Chariot Award (1997), the Estonian Cultural Endowment Annual Award (1997), the Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia IV Class (2001), the Estonian Cultural Award (2004), the Latvian Grand Music Award (2005) and twice the Estonian Cultural Endowment Sound Art Endowment Award: In 2012 for the performance of the Mendelssohn oratorio “Paulus” and for the concerts of the last season with ERSO and in 2017 for bright and weighty performances on both domestic and foreign stages and for the promotion of Estonian music.

As a versatile musician, Andres Kaljuste is known to the audience as a conductor and instrumentalist both on violin and viola.

As a conductor Kaljuste has appeared as a guest conductor with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Sinfonia, Tampere Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Odense Symphony Orchestra, among others. In the 20/21 season he will make his debut with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra as well as return visits to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Opera.

His musical path began with violin studies in the class of Aino Riikjärv. After graduating from the Tallinn Music High School he continued his studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Music High School in Stockholm and in Berlin, at the Hanns Eisler Music High School. Urmas Vulp, Nina Balabina, Oleg Balabine and prof. ULf Wallin have been his teachers.

Kaljuste has been working at the Sockholm Lila Akademien as teacher for violin and viola, conductor and instructor of instrumental ensembles. He has been conductor of the symphony orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, lector of string instruments and chamber music teacher. Andres Kaljuste also appears as a chamber musician on the Signum and Navona labels.

As a versatile musician, Andres Kaljuste is known to the audience as a conductor and instrumentalist both on violin and viola.

As a conductor Kaljuste has appeared as a guest conductor with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Sinfonia, Tampere Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Odense Symphony Orchestra, among others. In the 20/21 season he will make his debut with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra as well as return visits to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Opera.

His musical path began with violin studies in the class of Aino Riikjärv. After graduating from the Tallinn Music High School he continued his studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Music High School in Stockholm and in Berlin, at the Hanns Eisler Music High School. Urmas Vulp, Nina Balabina, Oleg Balabine and prof. ULf Wallin have been his teachers.

Kaljuste has been working at the Sockholm Lila Akademien as teacher for violin and viola, conductor and instructor of instrumental ensembles. He has been conductor of the symphony orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, lector of string instruments and chamber music teacher. Andres Kaljuste also appears as a chamber musician on the Signum and Navona labels.

Elo Tepp is the concertmaster of the 2nd violin group of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and a violin teacher at the Tallinn Music High School. She believes that the two activities complement each other: in the orchestra you can enjoy playing together, get to know interesting works and performers, and then pass on all the experiences to young learners.

She has gained her brightest performance experience from ensemble music: the young world orchestra Jeunesses Musicales, the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica, the early music studio Cantores Vagantes and currently in the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.

Elo Tepp began her studies at the Tartu 1st Children’s Music School, continued at the Tallinn Music High School and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; in addition, she continued her studies at the Utrecht School of Music in the Netherlands.

During her time as teacher, she has always experienced a simple truth – all games are more interesting, so is playing on musical instruments, and joy is multiplied by sharing! It is the same joy of playing together she wants to pass on to her students by instructing string ensembles at all school levels. Elo is already looking forward to working with the Small Orchestra of the Festival.

Look at Sir Simon Rattle’s rehearsals with various youth orchestras.

Sir Simon Rattle about classical music and what to do in order to keep it alive

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