15 th TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 21rd – 30th of August 2019
Aule Urb (mezzo-soprano),
Atlan Karp (baritone), Tiina Kärblane (piano)
Programme: Sibelius, Grieg, Saar etc
Bestowal of the Marje and Kuldar Sink award “Young Singer 2019” by Mrs. Mari-Ann and Mr. Tunne Kelam
received her Master’s Degree from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2011. In 2009–2010 she studied at Sibelius Academy with Anssi Hirvonen within the Erasmus program. She was the grantee of Mati Palm Foundation in 2010 and the grantee of the NO Opera Academy in 2010–2012. In 2012 Kristel studied at Accademia del Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti” within the PLMF Young Talents Program. She is the soloist of the Estonian National Opera since the autumn of the same year. Her repertoire includes Verdi’s Violetta (“La traviata”), Gilda (“Rigoletto”) and Oscar (“Un ballo in maschera”), Adina (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”), Händel’s Cleopatra (“Julius Caesar”) and Armida (“Rinaldo”), Mercédes (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Mozart’s Arminda (“La finta giardiniera”), Leonora (Hindemith’s “The Long Christmas Dinner”), Mademoiselle Silberklang (“Der Schauspieldirektor”) and the First boy (“Die Zauberflöte”), Wagner’s 1st Flower Maiden (“Parsifal”), Mari’s voice (A. Hirv’s “Fire Enchanter”), Clotilde (Bellini’s “Norma”), Euridice (Rossi/Terranova “L’Orfeo. Immagini di una lontananza”). In 2012 she received the Marje and Kuldar Sink “Young Singer Award”.
began vocal studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in the class of Prof. Jaakko Ryhänen, where she obtained master’s degree cum laude under the guidance of Eva Wilson-Märtson (2017). She has furthered her skills as an exchange student at the Sibelius Academy and attended the “Rodolfo Celletti” Belcanto Academy as well as the Opera Festival in Martina Franca, Italy. A. Urb has won awards at a number of competitions, including the Klaudia Taev Competition for Opera Singers (semi-finalist), the PLMF National Vocalists’ Competition dedicated to Vello Jürna (3rd Prize), the Mart Saar Vocal Competition (2nd Prize) and the EAMT Lied-duo Competition, together with Mariin Gill (1st Prize). In 2017, she was a scholar of the Estonian Richard Wagner Society. A. Urb has been working as a choir artist and soloist of the Estonian National Opera since 2015. Her roles include Maria (Puur “Colours of the Clouds”), Dunyasha (Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tsar’s Bride”), Annina (Verdi “La Traviata”), Gertrude (Gounod “Romeo and Juliet”) and Alice the Fox (Ehala “Buratino”). A. Urb is the creator of the idea of Metsikud Mezzod (Wild Mezzos) and one of the founders of the Opera Veto Opera Studio.
is one of his generations most outstanding opera soloists of Estonia. He has studied in Georg Ots Tallinn Music School (prof. Tõnu Bachmann), Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (prof. Ivo Kuusk) and obtained his Master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy in Finland (prof. Jorma Hynninen and Pekka Kähkönen). He has furthered his skills in the Maria Theatre of St. Petersburg and participated in the masterclasses of G. Janowitz, T. Krause, L. Gergijeva, D. Hvorostovsky, J. Obrastsova, A. Amaretto and H. Hagegård. During 2007-2012 he was working in Vanemuine Theater as a leading soloist. A. Karp has been rewarded with the I prize in Tiit Kuusik International Competition (2000). His most important roles include: Jago (Verdi “Othello”), Scarpia (Puccini “Tosca”), Rigoletto (Verdi “Rigoletto”), Count di Luna (Verdi “Il trovatore”), Lescaut (Massenet “Manon”), Sharpless (Puccini “Madame Butterfly”), Figaro (Mozart “Le nozze di Figaro”), Kurwenal (Wagner “Tristan und Isolde”), Leandro (Prokofiev “Love for three oranges”, NO Estonia), Vodnik (Dvořák “Rusalka”, Helsinki Alexander Theater), Don Alfonso (Mozart “Cosi fan tutte”, Savonlinna Music Academy), Onegin (Tchaikovsky “Jevgeni Onegin”, Sibelius Academy), Klingsor (Wagner “Parsifal”), Orestes (Strauss “Elektra”), George III (Davies “Eight Songs for a Mad King”, Pärnu Opera) etc. His repertoire of grand pieces is very versatile (Brahms “Ein Deutsches Requiem”, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Rachmaninoff “The Bells”, Vaughan Williams “A Sea Symphony”, Rossini “Petite Messe Solennelle” A. Kallastu “Cromwell’s letzte nacht” etc.). A. Karp has given numerous solo concerts and he has performed songs by Russian, French, German, Finnish and Estonian composers from classical pieces to contemporary ones.
has studied at Tallinn Music High School and graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory in the piano class of Prof. Bruno Lukk in 1985. She continued her studies in Leningrad Conservatory in the chamber music department under the guidance of Prof. Tamara Fidler. Her first job was at the Tallinn National Conservatory as an accompanist in the string department. At the same time, there were several concert tours across the former Soviet Union, in the service of Soyuz Concert (with the soloist violin player Jüri Gerretz). In 1991, the teaching job continued at the Kuopio Conservatory and at the Sibelius-Academy. Tiina has had several successful performances at national string competitions in Estonia and Finland as well as at international competitions (Riga, 1984; Geneva, 1990; as a competitor A. Leibur). From 2000-2014 Tiina Kärblane was at the service of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), teaching accompanying and correpetition. From 2003-2013 she worked as a correpetitor at the Tampere Opera. That job brought her together with a number of Finnish and European distinguished singers, directors and conductors. Tiina started to teach at opera studio in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in autumn 2013.