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Estonia sends Toomas Hussar’s debut film Mushrooming to Oscars 2013 (Video)

Toomas Hussar’s film Mushrooming will compete for an Academy Award in Best Foreign Film category at Oscars in 2013. The debut feature premiered at Karlovy Vary film festival, before also showing in Toronto International Film Festival. The story follows a politician who tries to take a break from work by mushroom …

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Artist of the week: ballet dancer Tiit Helimets (San Francisco National Ballet)

Our latest Artist of the week is Tiit Helimets, principal dancer at the San Francisco National Ballet. Born in Viljandi, Estonia, Tiit Helimets had an exposure to ballet from an early age, while watching cultural programs on TV. His mum noticed his interest and at 10, took him for a …

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Breaking the boundaries – the fairytale and folklore world of singer-songwriter Ana Silvera (Video)

Ana Silvera is a contemporary alternative London born singer-songwriter, known for the intense poeticism of her lyrics, her classical piano style and her work with choirs. She is operatically trained, and appeared with the English National Opera and also at the Royal Opera House when she was a teenager, and …

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Pianist Mihkel Poll wins The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize (Video)

The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize annually awards a talented Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. Young and talented Estonian pianist Mihkel Poll was the recipient of this year’s award, and his winner’s recital became a special occasion. London’s Wigmore Hall is a leading international recital venue that specialises …

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Brian Eno impressed by the performance of Estonian TV girls’ choir (Video)

Estonian TV girls’ choir recently performed at the Camden Roundhouse in London, where they shared the bill with Grammy winner Imogen Heap and the rising star Ana Silvera. Present among the audience was one of the most successful producers (produced for U2, Coldplay, David Bowie) in the world, the father …

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