Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavik on 14 March with an Icelandic contemporary programme: Karolina Eiriksdottir: Toccata, Thorsteinn Hauksson: Symphony No. 2, Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Illumine and John Speight: Symphony No. 5.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at the Perth Festival in two concerts on 15 February with Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen and on 16 February featuring "Nordic Lights" with music by Rautavaara, Veljo Tormis, Pärt, Britten and Raymond Murray Schafer.
The Estonian Broadcasting Company ERR has nominated Risto Joost as Musician of the Year 2018. The annual award honors Risto Joost for his activities of the advancement of music.
Florian Helgath conducts ChorWerk Ruhr in the Opening concert of the vocal festival Chor@Berlin on 21 February featuring the programme „The Sound of Silence“. Deutschlandfunk Kultur broadcasts the concert live at 20:00 (CET). https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/konzert.1090.de.html?drbm:date=2019-02-21
Paul Hillier conducts Ars Nova Copenhagen and Theatre of Voices joined by special guests to celebrate his 70th birthday in a concert in Copenhagen on 9 February. The ensembles perform music by Maxwell Davies, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, MacMillan, Cage, Strawinsky among others.
Kaspars Putnins conducts the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm on 9 February featuring music by J.S. Bach and Sven-David Sandström.
Tonu Kaljuste's recording of Arvo Pärt's Symphonies No.1-4 for ECM Records with the Wroclaw Philharmonic has won the ICMA Award 2019 in the category Contemporary Music.