Books and sheet music collections

New album released with music by Eduard Tubin and Sergei Rachmaninoff

On February 5th, the record label DUX will release a new album featuring piano concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Eduard Tubin. It is recorded with pianist Mihkel Poll and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mihhail Gerts.

New editions of Lemba’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mägi’s Symphony published by EMIC

Newly edited and engraved editions of Artur Lemba’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Ester Mägi’s Symphony can now be purchased at the EMIC Music Store.

In memoriam composer Jaan Rääts (15.10.1932–25.12.2020)

Composer Jaan Rääts has passed away at the age of 88.

Ensemble Duo Telluur presented debut album

Estonian ensemble Duo Telluur presented their debut album „Evening Mosaic“ which consists of a selection of the most performed and admired pieces through the five years of ensemble history.

Mythos wins Diapason d’or de l’année award

Album „Mythos“ with the music by Erkki-Sven Tüür performed by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi was awarded „Diapason d’or de l’année“ by French music magazine Diapason.

New album with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s chamber music released

The new album „Lost Prayers“ with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s chamber music has been released by ECM. The pieces are performed by Harry Traksmann (violin), Florian Donderer (violin), Leho Karin (cello), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), and the Signum Quartett.

Estonian String Players Competition 2020

Estonian String Players Competition 2020, taking place from November 5 to 13 in Tallinn, marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of composer Eduard Tubin. This year's competition will feature more than 30 participants, judged by an international jury. All rounds of the competition will be held at the Concert Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

BBC Music Magazine: the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir among the best in the world

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten best choirs in the world. "Little surprise that a nation famous for song – its independence from the USSR was preceded by a ‘Singing Revolution’ of massed voices in Tallinn in 1988 – should boast one of the world’s finest choirs," the BBC Music Magazine said.

Contemporary Music Festival AFEKT to be held with reduced programme

The International Contemporary Music Festival AFEKT – this year called miniAFEKT – will be held from October 29 to November 4 in Tallinn and Tartu with reduced programme.

12th International Festival Piano

The International Festival Piano taking place from November 16 to 23 at the Estonia Concert Hall focuses on the music by Ludwig van Beethoven. The festival features three Estonian orchestras and top Estonian pianists Age Juurikas, Maksim Štšura, Ralf Taal, Irina Zahharenkova, and Sten Lassmann as well as the guest pianists Lucas Debargue, Nikolai Demidenko, Yeol Eum Son, and Pietro De Maria.