More than 30 new compositions premiering at Estonian Music Days

Thirty-two new compositions will premiere at Estonian Music Days, the contemporary music festival taking place in Tallinn and Tartu from April 16-24.

The annual Estonian Music Days introduce the public to some of the latest works by the country’s best composers, spanning various genres and combining different art forms.

“The festival program gives an insight into the current state of Estonian music. The whole festival is a surprise. As most of the pieces were written especially for the festival, we don’t know what to expect and the best idea is to open up to the unexpected,” said Helena Tulve, Estonian composer and one of the artistic directors of the festival. A declaration.

The Bright Future Ensemble performs at the festival. Photo by Harri Rospu.

Among the composers who will premiere their new works at the festival are Erkki-Sven Tüür, Galina Grigorjev, Toivo Tulev, Helena Tulve, Michael Buk, Jüri Reinvere, Jonas Tarm, Tõnis Kaumann, Andrus Kallastu, Arash Yazdani, Alisson Kruusmaa, Ülo Krigul, Madli Marje Gildemann, Marianna Liik and Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes.

Performers include the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian violinists Mari Poll and Hans Christian Aavik, Serbian accordionist Momir Novakovic and many more .

Estonian violinist Mari Poll and Serbian accordionist Momir Novakovic perform at the festival. Photo by Kaupo Kikkas.

The festival is organized by the Union of Estonian Composers which has been organizing the event since 1979.

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