Orchestras

String sections of the orchestras are supervised by concertmasters of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Triin Ruubel-Lilleberg, Kaido Välja, Rain Vilu, Leho Karin and Mati Lukk.
Wind sections are supervised by Toomas Vavilov and Andres Kontus.
Percussion instruments players are instructed by Heigo Rosin.

Rehearsals during Festival week Mon 22 August — Sat 27 August
Chamber orchestra at 10 am — 1 pm (2 pm)
Symphony Orchestra 3 pm — 7 pm
Small Orchestra (times TBD) Mon 22 August — Fri 26 August
Rehearsals of Chamber Orchestra and Small Orchestra and workshops will take place at Okasroosikese Castle
Symphony Orchestra rehearsals in the Estonia Concert Hall
All concerts take place in the Estonia Concert Hall, previous stage rehearsals there

Sheet music for KRATTfestival is available here.

 

Olari Elts is conducting: Symphony Orchestra (8+ years of playing experience)

Lembit Beecher – “Kalevipoeg in California”
fl, picc, 2ob, 2cl, 2fag; 2cor, 2trp, trb, timp, 2perc, harp, piano, strings
Listen   

Benjamin Britten – “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” op 34
2fl, picc, 2ob, 2cl, 2fag, 4cor, 2trp, 3trb, tuba, timp, 4-5 perc, harp, strings
Watch and listen

Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
2fl, picc, 2ob, corA, 2cl, bcl, tsax, 2fag, 2cor, 2trp, crt, 3 trb, tuba, timp, 2perc, cel, harp, piano, strings
Watch and listen

Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
2fl, picc, 2ob, corA, 2cl, Ebcl, bcl, asax, 2fag, contrafag, 4cor, 3trp, 3trb, tuba, timp, 4perc, harp, piano, strings
Watch and listen 
Watch and listen

 

Andres Kaljuste is conducting: Chamber Orchestra (6-9 years of playing experience)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra K. 364 / 320d
Vl solo, vla solo, 2ob, 2cor, strings
Watch and listen

Peter Warlock – “Capriol Suite”
strings
Watch and listen

 

Susanna Biosca is conducting: Small orchestra (only strings, 3-7 years of playing experience, working language is Estonian)

Siiri Siimer/Tauno Aints – 13th century chantefable “Aucassin and Nicolette”
Watch and listen (sample excerpts from 2010 performance with Theatrum)
Watch and listen

 

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.

Susanna Biosca studied violin and viola in her hometown of Barcelona and continued her studies in London (Trinity College of Music) and Karlsruhe (Hochschule für Musik). She has completed her education at the Barcelona Theatre and Ballet School and studied Estonian philology at Tallinn University. From 2011 to 2020, she taught at the Olfen Academy of Music in Germany. Since 2021, she has been a teacher of chamber music, orchestra and violin and viola at the Dortmund School of Music.

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.

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.

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