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Liisi Koikson interview – on her new album, and her life in music (video)

Liisi Koikson is an Estonian singer and actress. She is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Georg Ots Tallinn Music School, has performed in several plays and the musicals “Evita“, “Aida“, “Miss Saigon“, “The Sound of Music“, “Jesus Christ Superstar“, “Grease“ and “Georg“. She also had a feature role in the …

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Berlin-based composer Jüri Reinvere: “Only through dialogue can we find out how the others see and understand us, as a person, or as a nation.”

Jüri Reinvere is an Estonian composer living in Berlin. His latest work, the opera “Purge”, based on Sofi Oksanen´s famous novel, premiered in Finnish National Opera in April 2012. He is currently writing his next opera “Peer Gynt” for Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, to premiere in November 2014. Jüri …

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Artist in focus: jazz singer Kadri Voorand (video)

Kadri Voorand is an up-and-coming Estonian jazz singer. Voorand grew up in the environment filled with folk music and tradition. She sang, danced and played violin since early childhood in her mother’s folk ensemble, where her task was from the beginning the improvise,  to fill the melodies or keep the …

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Review: Kristjan Järvi’s debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker

Kristjan Järvi made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in a performance teaming with the inexhaustible energy for which the youngest son of Neeme Järvi is renowned. In an age where conductors often approach music with an overly academic ethos, one which would restrict the aural size and metaphysical scope …

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Artist of the week: interview with singer-songwriter Ingrid Lukas (video)

Born on 20 August 1984, Ingrid Lukas is an Estonian singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. Ingrid studied piano for three years at the Tallinn Music High School, before moving to Zürich, Switzerland with her family in 1994. In 2007 she graduated from the HMT Zürich (Hochschule für Musik und Theater) as a vocal …

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Artist of the week: underground musician Maria Minerva (video)

Maria Minerva aka Maria Juur is an Estonian underground musician, based in London, and currently touring the US. She is releasing music on the prominent and prolific Los Angeles independent label Not Not Fun and its dance-oriented sub-label 100% Silk. She is known for her eclectic and dreamy music style and lo-fi videos. She …

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Artist of the week (Video): Ewert and the Two Dragons

Ewert and The Two Dragons is an Estonian indie-rock band whose line-up consists of vocalist Ewert Sundja, guitarist Erki Pärnoja, drummer Kristjan Kallas, and bassist Ivo Etti. Their distinctive name came from a movie that Sundja was a fan of and although the name states that there are three people …

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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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