Ondine has released another album of Risto Joost, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir featuring Tonu Korvits: You are Light and Morning (Sei la luce e il mattino) to great acclaim. Listen to the recording here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7lQZEVDNC125bR5szMUTGg
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir launches its own web channel www.epcc.tv on 30 April, 18:00 (CET) with a contemporary Baltic programme at Estonian Concert Hall Tallinn in collaboration with the Estonian National Symphony at the Estonian | Baltic Music Days.
Edin Karamazov performs at Gitarrenfestival Maindreieck on 31 July in Marktbreit a solo recital as well as a duo recital with Pavel Steidl on 1 August in Sommerhausen to feature J.S. Bach, Zamboni, Barrias, Brouwer, Rachmaninow, Sor, Haydn, Schubert. Here a video with Bach's Suite for cello No. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0_53InM3i8
Grete Pedersen conducts The Norwegian Soloists' Choir at Tampere Vocal Music Festival on 7 June with a programme of compositions by J.S. Bach, György Kurtag, Helmut Lachenmann, Arnold Schönberg, Ludvig Norman among others.
Anna-Maria Helsing gives her debut with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra on April 26 with the Scandinavian premiere of „Absent Illusions" for violin, viola and orchestra by Fredrik Högberg, Franz Berwald's "Estrella di Soria - Overture" and Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations".
The album with the six motets of J.S. Bach by Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir with BIS Records was awarded the Diapason d'Or.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Kaspars Putniņš perform at Klangvokal Festival Dortmund on 20 May the programme Longing for the North presenting "Best of Arvo Pärt" pieces as well as sacred and folk songs by Cyrillus Kreek and Veljo Tormis.
On 3 May Anna-Maria Helsing gives her debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct music by Resphighi, Andrea Tarrodi, Sibelius, Minna Leinonen and Rautavaara.