Invited from Estonian National Opera - Jüri Alperten, conductor

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“Music Colloquium Series”: recital performed by Johan Randvere (piano), student at Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn

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“Open Dialogue” with Musicians from Estonia: Jüri Alperten (conductor) and Mihkel Poll (pianist)

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FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2016, AT 19:00

Symphonic Concert ESTONIA 





FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2016, AT 19:00
Artur Kapp: “Don Carlos” Overture (first audition)
Erkki-Sven TüürConcerto for piano and orchestra (first audition)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Jüri Alperten, born on June 16, 1957 in Tallinn, is a conductor and a pianist raised in a family of musicians: his father was a long term violinist of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and his mother a piano teacher. At first he studied piano in Tallinn Special Music School (His major field of study was piano, his second instrument was clarinet) and in 1979 graduated from the Tallinn Conservatory under the same teacher, the Estonian most famous piano professor Bruno Lukk. In Conservatory he also studied conducting with Professor Roman Matsov, and in 1985 graduated from the conducting class of Professor Ilya Mussin in Leningrad (St.Petersbourg) Conservatory. In 1988 he won the third award of the all-union conducting contest in Novosibirsk (former Soviet Union).. 

Jüri Alperten made his debut with Estonian State Symphony Orchestra in1979 and opera-debut with Estonian National Opera in 1982 with the premiere in the former USSR of Verdi’s “Attila”. He was appointed staff conductor at the Estonian National Opera in 1985, since 2002 as a chief conductor. Since 1993 is Jüri Alperten a teacher of orchestral conducting at the Estonian Music Academy, 1994–2000 chief conducter of the Symphony Orchestra of Estonian Music Academy. From the year 1998 he acts as a chief conductor of Pärnu City Orchestra. 

Alperten has guest conducted with Estonian National Opera in Moscow (Bolshoi Theater), Latvian National Opera and various cities in Finland. At the Latvian National Opera he has guest conducted “Giselle” by A.Adam, ”Eugene Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky, “Pagliacci” by R.Leoncavallo and “Carmen” by G.Bizet. In Värmlands Music Theater (Sweden) he conducted “I cavalieri d`Ekebu” by Riccardo Zandonai and “Un ballo in maschera” by G.Verdi. He has conducted opera and ballet performances also in Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and the Göteborg and Malmö Opera in Sweden. Jüri Alperten has guest conducted with Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, Minsk Philarmonic, Cishinau Philarmonic, Novosibirsk Philarmonic, St.Petersburg Philarmonic, USSR Ministery of Culture Symphony Orchestra; in Hungary: Sombathely Philarmonic, Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Budapest Philarmonic; In Finland: City orcherstras of Pori, Vaasa, Mikkeli; in Latvia Latvian National Orchestra; in Chech Republic Pilsen Radio Orchestra. In 1997 he performed along with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Male Choir in the Sibelius festival in Järvenpää, Finland. 

Jüri Alperten's theatre repertoire has included Comarosa's "Il Matrimonio Segreto", Verdi's "La Traviata", "Don Carlo", and "Mask Ball" (Karlstad 1999), Puccini's "Madama Butterfly", as a rarity - Zandonai's "I Cavalieri di Ekebu" (Karlstad, 1994, performed was recorded for television), Kalman's operetta "Countess Mariza", Bock's musical "Fiddler on the Roof". The ballettes include Minkus' "Paquita" and "Don Quiote", Adam's "Giselle", Glazunov's "Raimonda", Bartok's "Magic Mandarine", Stravinski's "Capriccio" (Helsinki 1993), R. Strauss' "Four Last Songs", Rangström's "Miss Julie", Prokofjev's "Cinderella" etc. His concert repertoire includes most of the classical symphonies, instrumental concerts of Schumann, Weber, Liszt, Brahms, Dvorak, Sibelius, Tshaikovski, and R.Strauss; Mozart's "Requiem", Bartok's concerto for orchestra, and the orchestral pieces of Beethoven, Weber, Grieg, Debussy, Mussogorski, Ravel, Rahmaninov, Sibelius, and R.Strauss.


Born in 1986 in Estonia, Mihkel Poll studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with prof. Ivari Ilja and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with prof. Ronan O´Hora. He is currently doing his doctorate degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with prof. Ivari Ilja.

Mihkel Poll has won several prizes in important international competitions including 1st prize at the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Italy, 1st prize  at the Tallinn International Piano Competition in Estonia and 1st prize at the  Ferrol International Piano Competition in Spain.

Mihkel Poll has played in several countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Greece, Great Britain and the USA.  

He has performed with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonics, Sinfonia of Birmingham, Birmingham Schools´ Symphony Orchestra, Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra, Norwich Philharmonics, Lincoln Symphony Orchstra, Vanemuise Symphony Orchestra and the Pärnu City Orchestra under the conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Arvo Volmer, Olari Elts, Anu Tali, Michael Seal, Eri Klas, Richard Llaing, Matt Andrews,  and others.

Last few seasons have included European tour with Nordic Symphony Orchestra under Anu Tali, recital debut at the London Wigmore Hall amd residency with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra including performances under Neeme Järvi, Arvo Volmer and Olari Elts.

In april 2014 Mihkel gave a premiere of the piano concerto by distinguished Estonian composer Helena Tulve. Recent concerts have included recitals and appearances with different orchestras in Italy, United Kingdom, Poland and Estonia. 

Future performances include concerts with the Sinfonia of Birmingham, Sarasota Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and The “Oltenia” Philharmonic. Mihkel will also be giving recitals and chamber music performances including Baltic tour together with her sister, violonist Mari Poll. 

Mihkel has released his debut CD recording on the Ondine label. Entitled “20th Century Piano” it features works by Ravel, Shostakovitch, Mossolov, Ligeti and Tulve.

Mihkel Poll has nominated the Estonian Cultural Endowment Award (2004) and Young Cultural Figure Award of the President of Estonia (2013).



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