The 12th Tallinn Winter Festival will take place between 19th – 23rd of February 2019  

Concert venues include Swedish St. Michael’s Church, St. Charles’ Church, and the illustrious Tallinn Town Hall. The Festival helps to bring a little light into the dark month of February!

Since 2006 the festival has taken a notice of the people in need in our society and we have created a good deed initiative with the motto “OPEN YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR HEART” for this purpose.

In previous years the Festival has collected funds for the Käo center for children with disabilities for schooling music therapists and buying musical instruments, NGO Nirk to cover daily driving costs, the children of Saaremaa to buy musical instruments and Estonia’s top performers to purchase quality instruments. In 2017 we helped Tallinn and Harju County’s Union of Large Families with the purchase of a van for transporting food. In 2018 we helped Old Town Music School together, to enable more children with special needs than until now to receive music education with the help of support persons.

In 2019 we are supporting specialist music and talent initiatives in buying instruments for instrumental teaching and private tuition. We are donating 25% of our festivals ticket earnings to these projects, and we are inviting you to donate here:  EE803300332069700006, to NPO Training Centre for Practising Musicians, with the keyword “Open your eyes, open your heart”.

On 23rd February 2019, St. Charles’ Church Tallinn will commemorate the Estonian Republic’s 1o0th birthday with a large performance involving Tallinn Music High School’s Symphony Orchestra and two choirs.

Our Winter Festival will present on this day Cyrillus Kreek’s Requiem, bringing together Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir, Estonian Theatre Association Mixed Choir, and tenor soloist Oliver Kuusik, with the Tallinn Music High School Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaan Ots.

This seminal piece from the Estonian repertoire will be followed in the second half of the concert by a performance of Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7.

Festival Opening Concert
19th February, 15.00
Swedish Michael’s Church
Music of the Soul
20th February, 19.00
Tallinn Town Hall
Ralf Taal (piano)

21st February, 19.00
Olga Zaitseva (soprano)
Michael Hyokun Ha (tenor, Korea/Italy)
Piia Paemurru (piano)

22nd February, 19.00
Tallinn Town Hall
Irina Zahharenkova (piano)
Programme: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

Festival Closing Gala – Estonian Republic Centenary
23rd February, 16.00
St Charles’ Church
Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir, cond. Hirvo Surva
Estonian Theatre Association Mixed Choir, cond. Heli Jürgenson
soloist Oliver Kuusik (tenor)
Tallinna Music High School Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jaan Ots
Programme: C. Kreek – Requiem, J. Sibelius – Symphony No. 7.

PLMF Academia Nova presents:
19th – 20th February
Südalinna Kool, Liivalaia 23
Tenor  Michael Hyokun Ha Singing Masterclass
Participation fee: 50€

Participants in this Singing Masterclass are invited to perform in the masterclass showcase concert on 21st February, 19.00, in Tallinn Town Hall, in association with Tallinn Winter Festival.


In 2018, the PLMF Music Trust turned 15 years old. To mark this occasion there was a grand Gala Concert within the Festival, on the 7th of February at Estonia Concert Hall at 7PM, broadcast live on Estonian Classical Radio.


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