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