Tõnu Kaljuste

A unique sing-along to celebrate freedom in Tallinn

As part of the country’s centennial celebrations, the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds will be hosting a singing event on 19 August where cherished Estonian songs will be sung simultaneously in Estonia and all over the world. “Singing together is in our blood. It’s something that we draw spiritual strength and …

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“Adam’s Passion” – a unique cooperation by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson premieres in Berlin

Three years after its premiere in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, a joint venture of Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson reaches the Berlin Concert House. In 2015, the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, and the American theatre visionary, Robert Wilson, combined their creative forces and came up with a mesmerising music theatre …

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Neeme Järvi and Tõnu Kaljuste are nominated for the Grammy Awards 2017

Estonian conductors Neeme Järvi and Tõnu Kaljuste are among the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2017, in two separate categories. Järvi is nominated in the Best Orchestral Performance category, for “Ibert: Orchestral Works”, recorded with the Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, under Chandos label. Kaljuste is nominated in the Best …

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Estonian philharmonics to perform in Washington

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will perform at the Serenade! International Choral Series in Washington, DC, in March. Following the success of its all-Arvo Pärt concert at the Kennedy Center in May 2014, the choir returns to celebrate the anniversaries of great musical giants: Jean Sibelius’ 150th, Veljo Tormis’ 85th …

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Tõnu Kaljuste wins a Grammy in the Best Choral Performance category for his work on Arvo Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament”!

Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste has won a Grammy Award in the Best Choral Performance category for his work on composer Arvo Pärt’s album “Adam’s Lament” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. “Adam’s Lament” was recorded with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Sinfonietta Riga, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the …

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Pärt, Kaljuste, Järvi among the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2014 (video)

Composer Arvo Pärt and conductors Neeme Järvi and Tõnu Kaljuste are among the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2014. Composer Arvo Pärt’s album “Adam’s Lament” has been nominated in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category. Recorded with Pärt’s active participation in the resonant 13th-century church of St. Nicholas in Tallinn, that …

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Review: From the ancient to the modern – Tõnu Kaljuste conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

As part of the London Philharmonic’s acclaimed “The Rest Is Noise” Festival, celebrating contemporary orchestral music, on 6 November Tõnu Kaljuste led a performance of pieces by Arvo Pärt and Sofia Gubaidulina. Tõnu Kaljuste is one of the foremost choral directors in the world while he has also won acclaim …

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Sydney Opera House interviews Arvo Pärt in Tallinn (video interview)

Sydney Opera House recently devoted a special event in honour of one of the most revered composers of our time, known for his minimalist style and self-invented soundscape, tintinnabuli. “The Composers 2013: Arvo Pärt”, was a celebration of Arvo’s work by the Sydney Youth Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, …

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Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament chosen as “Recording of The Month” by BBC and receiving favourable reviews (Video)

BBC Music Magazine and its official website Classical-music.com chose ECM’s 2012 CD of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament as its recording of the month for January 2013. The disc contains the Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Vox Clamantis performing Adam’s Lament and also Beatus …

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