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X Estonian Composers’ Festival

From June 2 to 5, Estonian Composers’ Festival offers fresh Estonian music at six concerts in Tartu St. John Church and workshops on works by internationally known Estonian composers.

Altogether 12 works will be premiered; Malle Maltis’s piece at the concert of Heino Eller Tartu Music School student ensembles (2.06); works of Liis Viira, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Timo Steiner and Kristjan Kõrver by Tartu New Music Ensemblete(2.06); Tatjana Kozlova’s new work will be performed by percussion ensemble PaukenfEst, Õnnis (4.06); multidisciplinary ensemble Küberstuudio will present the new work of  Monika Mattiesen – the founder and soul of the ensemble (5.06).

Tallinn Sinfonietta under the baton of Lauri Sirp will perform brand new orchestral works by Märt-Matis Lill (Flowering Brunch on a Withered Tree, flute soloist Monika Mattiesen), Mart Siimer (Morning Song) and Mirjam Tally (Perpetuum mobile, percussion soloist Anto Õnnis).

Festival’s final concert presents Malera KasukuTrio (1977) famous joint work by Mati Kuulberg, Lepo Sumera and Raimo Kangro, performed by Olga Voronova (violin), Leho Karin (cello) and Diana Liiv (piano).

In addition to first performances, also music by Arvo Pärt, Peeter Vähi, Toivo Tulev, Helena Tulve, Tõnu Kõrvits and Sander Sokk is represented.

Festival’s special program includes four workshops which focus on music of Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Jüri Reinvere. Workshops will be lead by musicologists-composers Mart Jaanson, Gerhard Lock and Kerri Kotta.

Festival is organised by NPO Tartu St. John’s Church Culture Project, artistic director is Monika Mattiesen.