- Conductor Olari Elts
- 8+ years of playing experience
- Working language: English
Joseph Schwantner – The Awakening Hour
3fl, picc, 3ob, corA, 3cl, bcl, 2asax, tsax, bsax, 2fg, cfg, 3cor, 4trp, 3trb, btbn, 2euph, 2tuba, timp, 3perc (I: crot [2 octaves], chimes, timb, bng; II: vib, lg tam-t, 4tom-t; III: glsp, concert b.d)-pno[amplified]-2db[amplified]https://www.josephschwantner.com/works/the-awakening-hour/
Eino Tamberg – Concerto grosso op. 5
Solo: fl, cl, asax, fg, trp, pft
Tutti: timp, piatti, campanelli, harp, strings
George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody no. 1
3fl (picc), 2ob, corA, 2clA, 2fg, 4cor, 2trpC, 2cornetA, 3trb, tuba, 3 timp, tgl, SD, cyms, 2harps, strings.
Sergei Rahmaninov – Symphonic Dances, op. 45
2fl, picc, 2ob, corA, 2ck, bcl, asax, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 3trp, 3trb, tuba, timp, 4perc (tgl/tamb/SD/glsp/xyl/2tam-t/t.bells/cyms/BD) harp, pft, strings
Olari Elts’ passion for developing concert programmes 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.
- Conductor Andres Kaljuste
- 6-9 years of playing experience
- Working language: English
Mitmekülgne muusik Andres Kaljuste on Eesti publikule tuttav nii dirigendi-, viiuli-, kui ka vioolamängija rollis.
Dirigendina on ta seisnud mitmete orkestrite ees, s.h. Helsingi Filharmoonikud, Tampere Filharmoonikud, Odense Sümfooniaorkester, Lahti Sinfonia, Oulu Sinfonia, Aarhusi Sümfoonikud, Tallinna Kammerorkester ja Keski-Pohjanmaa Kammerorkester. Käesoleval hooajal debüteerib ta Aalborgi Sümfooniaorkestri ees, kodumaal näeb teda aga taaskord juhatamas ERSOt ning Rahvusooper Estonia orkestrit.
Kaljuste muusikutee ning instrumendiõpingud said alguse Aino Riikjärve viiuliklassis. Pärast Tallinna Muusikakeskkooli lõpetamist järgnesid õpingud Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemias, Stockholmis Kuninglikus Muusikakõrgkoolis ning Berliinis, Hanns Eisleri Muusikakõrgkoolis. Tema juhendajateks olid Urmas Vulp, Nina Balabina, Oleg Balabine ning prof. Ulf Wallin.
Kaljuste on eelnevalt töötanud Stockholmi Lilla Akademieni viiuli- ning vioola õppejõuna, orkestrite dirigendina ning instrumentaalansamblite juhendajana. Ta on olnud Eesti Muusika ja Teatriakadeemia Sümfooniaorkestri dirigent, keelpilliõpingute lektor ning kammermuusika õppejõud. Samuti on Andres plaadistanud erinevates koosseisudes muusikat plaadifirmadele Signum ning Navona.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Horn Concerto No 1, KV 412
2ob, 2fg, strings
Gustav Holst – St Paul’s Suite
Joseph Haydn – Symphony No 94, „Surprise”
2fl, 2ob, 2fag, 2cor, 2trp, timp, strings
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.
- Only stringinstruments
- 3-7 years of playing experience
- Working language: Estonian
Georg Philip Telemann – Burlesque de Quixotte
Nancy Pettersen – Hoedown
Tõnu Kõrvits – Concerto Semplice (guitar concert), I movement
Olav Ehala – A Dance in Kadriorg
is a conductor with a great stylistic range. Beside numerous first performances his interests lie in repertoire discoveries from baroque to modern times. Born in Stuttgart in 1965, he studied violin in Cologne and in London, followed by studies of orchestral conducting in Milan and Stuttgart. Besides being assistant to Bernard Haitink and Carlo Maria Giulini, Achim Fiedler was laureate of the Grzegorz Fitelberg conducting competition in Katowice (1995) and winner of the conducting competition of Cadaqués (1996).
From 1998 to 2012 he was artistic director of the chamber orchestra Lucerne Festival Strings, founded by Rudolf Baumgartner in 1956. As guest conductor he worked with over 40 orchestras and appeared at famous music festivals.
Working with young musicians has always played a key role for Achim: He has worked with the the Spanish Youth Orchestra JONDE, the Tanglewood Music center orchestra, the Kinderorchester NRW and is director of DOJO, the Youth orchestra at his home town Dortmund for over 10 years.
Susanna Biosca õppis viiulit ja vioolat oma sünnilinnas Barcelonas ning jätkas õpingud Londonis (Trinity College of Music) ja Karlsruhes (Hochschule für Musik). Ta on täiendanud oma haridust Barcelona Teatri- ja Balletikoolis ning õppides eesti filoloogiat Tallinna Ülikoolis. Aastast 2011 kuni 2020 juhatas ta Saksamaal Olfeni linna muusikaakadeemiat. Alates 2021 on ta kammermuusika, orkestri ja viiuli ning vioola erialade õppejõud Dortmundi linna muusikakoolis.
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.
- Conductor Peeter Klaas, assistant Reet Sukk
- Players are expected to be able to read music up to the 1(-2) clef on their own instrument.
- Working language: Estonian
- Programme to be announced, stay tuned!
The Renaissance Orchestra focuses on the music of the greatest composers of the Renaissance era – we play works by closely associated Venetian and Munich musicians, mainly Gabrieli and Senfli. It is a colourful period and allows us to play together on very different instruments. We are looking for viola da gamba and recorder players as the main instrumentation, but other orchestral instruments are also very welcome. The music of this period does not define a specific instrumental line-up and this gives the opportunity to experience very exciting combinations and interesting sounds.
The grandfather of the symphony orchestra, the Renaissance orchestra, was born around 500 years ago. In the German territories, court chapel orchestras swelled in size to become orchestras, the size of which depended on the generosity and taste of the ruler. The chapel of St. Mark’s in Venice, with its music for up to 16 voices, became a milestone in the history of orchestral music.
Recorders and viola da gambas set the tone, forming the orchestra’s backbone. Other string, wind and plucked instruments are also welcome – violin, double bass, oboe, trumpet, trombone, French horn, guitar, and of course all ‘real’ Renaissance instruments.
Peeter Klaas has been in contact with early music for 40 years. While playing in the ensemble “Hortus Musicus”, he has learned to know all the different periods of this music.
As pioneers of early music, all the musicians in the early years of Hortus Musicus played several instruments. This has allowed to develop an attitude and a relationship to music-making that is no longer based on the characteristics of the instrument but on the nature of the music itself, its form, its place and time in our listening space.
Reet Sukk studied at the Viljandi Music School with Tõnu Sepa and soon became a member of the Viljandi Linnakapell early music ensemble. She then studied at the Otsa School in Kaljo West’s flute class and then at the Tallinn Conservatoire with Samuel Saulus. She managed to graduate from the conservatoire with a degree in baroque flute. In 1996 she was accepted to the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, where he studied baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzeti and recorder with Jeanette van Wingerden. Since returning to Estonia, Reet Sukk has mainly concentrated her activities with Taavi-Mats Utt on realising concerts in the early music studio Cantores Vagantes, but she has also participated in other early music projects, including frequent appearances as an orchestral soloist. In 2013 she released a CD “Rococo Music from the North”, which was nominated for the Estonian Music Awards 2014 and was also chosen as the best chamber music album of the year. In addition to playing, she teaches at the Nõmme Recorder School, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Tallinn School of Music and Ballet and, as one of the founding members of the Recorder Association ERTA-Estonia, regularly participates in the training of recorder teachers and students.