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.
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