The recording of Tigran Mansurian's Requiem of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir for ECM Records with the preparation of the choir by Florian Helgath has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Choral Performance.
Risto Joost conducts the first performance of Ülo Krigul's opera Swan Bone City at the Estonian Saarema Opera Festival in Kuressaare on 25 July with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and soloists (direction: Marianne Körver).
Stefan Parkman conducts the programme "Longing for" with the WDR Rundfunkchor on 16 September at Funkhaus Köln featuring works by Rossini, Pizzetti, Martland, Badings, Nyström, Brahms, Stenhammar, Schubert, Rautavaara and Mendelssohn.
Risto Joost conducts the Turku Philharmonic on 8 September with following programme: Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Peteris Vasks Viola Concerto (Finnish first performance) and Prokoviev Symphony No. 5.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the opening concert of the Arvo Pärt festival in Tallinn on 2 September featuring the Estonian first performance of Greater Antiphones for string
orchestra with the Estonian National Symphony and soloists. On 11 September Tonu Kaljuste performs Fratres and Te Deum among others within the closing concert in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the tintinnabuli style.Read more
Peter Sadlo and friends perform at Klassik Open Air of Audi Sommerkonzerte in Ingolstadt on 22 July and in Augsburg on 24 July the exciting programme Bach, Rhythm and more with five percussionists.
The French ensemble performs at Festival Folle Journée in Yekaterinburg from 8-10 July works by Schubert, Haydn, Bartok, Chopin, Boulanger and Piazzolla.