XV TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 21st – 30th of August 2019

The festival has become a tradition and belongs to the top events of Estonian classical music. On 21st of August, the jubilee festival will begin with the Music Day at the Swedish St. Michael’s Church, where the performers will be young musicians from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn Music High School, Old Town Educational College and various music schools.

On the evening of solo songs on the 22nd of August, the Marje and Kuldar Sink award of PLMF “Young Singer 2019” will be presented for the fourteenth time by Mari-Ann and Tunne Kelam at Tallinn Town Hall.

The festival will feature the world premiere of composer Aaro Pertmann’s piece “Songs of Siuru”, written for soprano, saxophone, cello and accordion.

At nine festival concerts, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy Estonian top musicians Kristel PärtnaIrina ZahharenkovaSigrid Kuulmann,Atlan KarpAndreas LendRalf Taal and many others, as well as foreign guests from Denmark and Russia. Chamber ensemble Trio Hemeis will end the festival on 30th of August at Town Hall.

The esteemed music festival of our beautiful capital is designed to decorate and enrich the cultural image of Tallinn and the whole of Estonia. The festival has been awarded with the EFFE quality mark of the European Festivals Association from 2015 to 2018.


21st of August at 2 PM
Swedish St. Michael’s Church
LasnamäeNõmme and Viimsi music schools,
violin ensemble “Võlukeeled” (“Magic Strings”) of the Old Town Educational College,
Vocal Department of Tallinn Music High School,
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre’s chamber ensembles
Programme includes valued music from classical to contemporary
Free entrance


22nd of August at 7 PM
Town Hall
Kristel Pärtna (soprano, Estonian National Opera),
Aule Urb (mezzo soprano), Atlan Karp (baritone),
Tiina Kärblane (piano)
Programme: Debussy, Sibelius, Grieg, Saar etc.

The presentation of the Marje and Kuldar Sink award of PLMF “Young Singer 2019” by Mrs Mari-Ann and Mr Tunne Kelam
Tickets 10€/15€


23rd of August at 7 PM
Hopner House
Clarinettists Madis Kari and Toomas Vavilov,
Neeme Ots (trumpet), Kirill Lissijenko (piano)
Programme: Mendelssohn, Shubert/Liszt, Sutermeister etc.
Tickets 7€/12€


24th of August at 7 PM
Town Hall
Kadi Jürgens (mezzo soprano), Oliver Kuusik (tenor),
Kai Ratassepp (piano)
Programme: Duparc, Poulenc, Messiaen, Eespere, Viira etc.
Tickets 10€/15€


26th of August at 7 PM
Hopner House
Maano Männi (violin), Vladimir Reshetko (cello, Russia/Finland),
Irina Zahharenkova (piano, Estonia/Finland)
Programme: Händel/Halvorsen, Mendelssohn, Ravel
Tickets 7€/12€


27th of August at 7 PM
Hopner House
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (soprano, Denmark),
Tobias van der Pals (cello, Sweden/Denmark),
Polina Fradkina (piano, Russia)
Programme: K. Borg, M. Borg, Pals, Finkelshtein ect
Tickets 7€/12€


28th of August at 7 PM
Town Hall
Ralf Taal (piano)
Programme includes Mozart and Beethoven
Tickets 10€/15€


29th of August at 7 PM
Town Hall
Pille Lill (soprano), Eve Neumann (saxophone), Jaak Lutsoja (accordion),
violin players Maano Männi and Kristina KriitJohanna Vahermägi (viola),
cellists Andreas Lend and Vladimir Reshetko (Russia/Finland)
Programme: Pertmann “Songs of Siuru” (world premiere), Schubert String Quintet
Tickets 10€/15€


30th of August at 7 PM
Town Hall
Sigrid Kuulmann (violin), Andreas Lend (cello),
Ralf Taal (piano)
Programme: Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No 2 in D-minor, Op.9
Tickets 10€/15€


28th of August at 3 PM
Sydalinna School (Liivalaia 23)
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg masters course for singers
concertmaster Polina Fradkina
We will enable 45 minutes of training and listening of the course for the participants.
Price for the participants: 50€
(transfer no later than 15th of August a/a EE037700771003227591 LHV Bank, Muusikute Täiendõppe Keskus MTÜ, explanation “Master Course”)
The wish for participation, together with the repertoire, should be sent by 15th of August at the latest to, more information 5114077 (Pille Lill).
The course is designed for musicians who need inspiration in their specialty to continue, good advice, both in terms of repertoire and styles, and in planning for the future.


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