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Friday, 9 December 10.00-11.30 Master classes
12.00 Members Forum (C405)
13.30 Chamber music database introduction, discussion (C405)
15.00 Keynote speech: Erkki-Sven Tüür (C405)
16.30 Workshop: Erkki-Sven Tüür and the student ensembles (C405)
19.00 Concert: String quartets of the EAMT, "Mozaic" (Lithuania), "Xenia Chamber Music Course" (Italy) (C405)
Saturday, 10 December
12.30 Lecture: Prof. Eugenijus Laurinaitis (Vilnius University),"Individual and a group - interplay of values, styles, and attitudes" (C405)
15.00 Workshop: Prof. Eugenijus Laurinaitis, "Group interaction - visible and invisible" (C405)
17.00-18.30 Master classes
19.00 Concert: Yxus Ensemble. Works by Kagel, Tüür (Rootsi-Mihkli Church)
Sunday, 11 December
10.30-12.00 Master classes
12.00 General Meeting (A404)
14.00 Concert: Best student ensembles, who participated in the masterclasses
EAMT invites: J.S.Bach "St John Passion", conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann
J.S.Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245 will be performed on Saturday, October 22nd, 7.00 PM at the Kaarli Church in Tallinn, conducted by the director of the Stuttgart Bach Academy Hans-Christoph Rademann. Admission to the concert is free of charge.
The concert will feature the EAMT choir, orchestra and soloists Jörg Dürmüller (Evangelist, Germany), Siiri Johanson, Kadri-Liis Kukk, Aule Urb, Elo-Maarja Miilen, Edgar Tron, Hanno Mölderkivi, Mehis Tiits, Andreas Väljamäe, Janari Jorro, Kristjan-Jaanek Mölder, Raiko Raalik, Matti Torhamo.
On October 20th and 21st, at 7:30PM, listeners are invited to the St John's Passion workshop-concerts at the EAMT Chamber Hall. A musicological introduction will be held by the Stuttgart Bach Academy musicologist Henning Bey and the conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann with musical examples of the work being introduced each evening.
The cooperation between the EAMT and the Stuttgart Bach Academy will be taking place for the first time. In addition to the conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, tenor JörgDürmüller will work with the EAMT soloists, cellist Jan Freiheit with the string players and the oboist Julia Strobel-Bänsch will lead the woodwind sectionals. Both Jan Freiheit and Julia Strobel-Bänsch will aslo participate in the performances. The concertmaster of the orchestra is Meelis Orgse, lecturer of baroque violin at the Early Music Centre of EAMT.
Conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann has a very broad profile as a musician, his interests include both authentic early music interpretation, as well as premieres of contemporary music. Rademann works with world-renowned ensembles such as the Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln etc. In addition, he has acted as Director of the North German Broadcasting (NDR) Choir (1999-2004) and the RIAS Chamber Choir (2007-2015). Since 2013, Rademann has been directing the international Stuttgart Bach Academy. In his artistic work Rademann has won many national awards and recognitions, incl. Deutsche Schallplattenpreis for various CD recordings.
Swiss tenor Jörg Dürmüller is a former singing student of Hans Kagel and Estonian tenor Naan Põld from the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Hamburg. In addition to the numerous opera and operetta roles in Germany, Italy, Spain and France, Dürmüller has gained fame in particular as the evangelist in J. S. Bach's major vocal-symphonic works´ presentations. During his career, Dürmüller has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman etc. Dürmüller has received many awards for his recordings, incl. the ECHO Klassik and Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. Since 2010, despite his intense concert schedule, Dürmüller also teaches at the Fribourg branch of the Haute école de musique de Lausanne.
The 3rd Tallinn International Piano Competition that takes place on November 13–23, 2016 has 59 participants from 17 countries, including Japan, Korea, Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, Russia, Finland etc 12 pianists are from Estonia.
Jury: Ian Fountain (UK), Zbignevas Ibelgauptas (Lietuva), Staffan Scheja (Sweden), Ming Yang (China), Juri Gildjuk (Belarus), Roland Krüger (Germany) ja Peep Lassmann (Estonia).
The competition will be held in 3 rounds. All rounds are open to the public. The 3rd round is performed with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arvo Volmer.
November 13 at 16.00 Drawing the lots (EAMT chamber hall)
November 14–17 at 10.00 I round (EAMT chamber hall)
November 18–20 at 10.00 II round (EAMT chamber hall)
November 22–23 at 19.00 III round (Estonia Concert Hall)
The winners of the former competitions:
Mihkel Poll (2006) and Kristi Kapten (2011)
EAMT PhD students Kristi Kapten (piano) ja Age Veeroos (composition) participated in the international conference "Doctors in Performance" - the second festival conference of music performance and artistic research that took place in Dublin on 8.-9. September.
The winner of the European Composer Award 2016 is Estonian composer Liisa Hirsch! Her piece "Mechanics of Flying" was performed at Young Euro Classic festival on 31 August in Berlin Konzerthaus by the Symphony Orchestra of the EAMT under the baton of Paul Mägi. The award, determined by an 11-member audience jury, is given in recognition of the festival’s best world premiere.
Liisa Hirsch (1984) studied composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under Toivo Tulev obtaining her BA degree in 2009. She further improved her skills in piano under Ivari Ilja, electronic music under Margo Kõlar and improvisation under Anto Pett. Liisa is currently taking her MA degree in composition at the The Royal Conservatory of The Hague under Peter Adriaansz and Cornelis de Bondt.
The Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is performing tonight in Berlin Konzerthaus at the renowned music festival Young Euro Classic 2016.
Under the baton of Paul Mägi with pianist Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann as soloist the programme features “Lamentate” (2002) by Arvo Pärt, Symphony No 2 in B-Minor “The Legendary” (1937) by Eduard Tubin and a world premiere of “Mechanics of Flying” by Liisa Hirsch. The concert starts at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. in Estonia) and is live streamed by ARTE.
The Drama School of EAMT is the largest theatre school in Estonia, where actors, directors and dramaturgy students are trained. As Estonians are considered to be ‘theatre people’, Drama School has always had an important place in Estonian culture, and events taking place at the school are at the centre of the public’s attention.