October 7th - "Aida" in Estonia

On 7th October in Tartu Musical Theatre Vanemuine will be performed AIDA by G.Verdi. This is a co-production of my festival PROMFEST and Tartu theatre Vanemuine. The name role will be performed by the winner of the Klaudia Taev Competition (2013) Jomante Šležaite from Lithuania. The role of Amneris will be sang also by the winner of the Klaudia Taev Competition (2005) - Angelina Shvachka from Ukraine.


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August 21st - Operomania!

Concert of instrumental music of opera composers with "Kyiv Soloists" in the Ukrainian National Philharmonic
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8th of August - "La traviata" in Estonia

On 8th of August Erki Pehk will conduct "La traviata" in Birgitta Festival in Tallinn. This is the production of the Pärnu International Opera Music Festival - PromFest in collaboration of the Kaunas State Music Theatre (Lithuania). In main roles are prizewinners of the Klaudia Taev Competition - soprano Anna Denisova (Russia), tenor Alex Kim (South Korea) and baritone Ilya Silchukov (Belarus).   Read more

April 14th - Concert with Estonian and Ukrainian music

On April 14, the concert of Ukrainian National Soloists ensemble "Kievska Kamera" will take place in Kiev. 
In the program are besides to the Brandenburg Concerto No.4. by J.S.Bach also Estonian and Ukrainian music. 
There will be performed two pieces written by two big names of contemporary classics - Valentin Silvestrov's "Three serenades" for piano and strings and Arvo Pärt's "Trisagion", and also pieces by the younger composers Jüri Reinvere's Flute Concerto and Galina Grigoryeva's "Molitva" premiere of the flute version. 

Soloists of the concert are Monika Mattiesen (flute), Maarika Järvi (flute) Bogdana Pivnenko (violin) and Dmitro Tavanets (piano). Conductor Erki Pehk
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March 21st - Fidelio in France

On 21st of March Erki Pehk conducts L. van Beethoven's opera Fidelio in France in Opéra de Rennes, with many outstanding soloists such as Martin Homrich (Florestan), Claudia Iten (Leonora / Fidelio), Anton Keremidchiev (Don Pizarro) and Philippe-Nicolas Martin (Don Fernando) in main roles. Read more

November 14th - Concert in Kyiv

Ukrainian National Ensamble "Kyiv Soloists"
Ukrainian National Philharmony

Program:
Franz Schubert - Orchestration for String Quartet "Death and the Maiden"
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony for Strings No.10
Richard Strauss - Metamorphosen
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3. November - Ceremonial opening of the Days of Culture of Estonia in Belarus

On 3rd of November in the Great Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic will take place the Ceremonial opening of the Days of Culture of Estonia in Belarus. 
 
The concert will feature the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, conductor - Erki Pehk, soloist - Mikel Poll (piano, Estonia). 
 
The concert program: Heino Eller - Symphonic Poem "Dawn", Eduard Tubin - Symphony №5, SergeyRachmaninov - Concerto №2 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra. 
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24th October - Nordic Passion - Sibelius, Grieg, Tüür in Kiev

The concert at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. The National Chamber Ensemble "Kyiv Soloists". 
Program: Sibelius - Rakastava op.14; Grieg - "Two Elegic Melodies" op.34, "Two Melodies for Strings" op.53, Lullaby "Lyrical Suite" and Erkki-Sven Tüür's Marimba concerto "Ardor". Soloist - Heigo Rosin.
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October - G.Verdi "Aida" in Tartu, Estonia

On 6th and 29th of October two performances of "Aida" in Vanemuine Theatre (Tartu, Estonia). This is the co-production of the theatre with Pärnu International Opera Music Festival - PromFest.  Read more

September 17th - The season opening concert of "Kyiv Soloists"

On 17th of September in the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Hall named after Lysenko, the National Chamber Orchestra "Kyiv Soloists " performs their season opening concert. In the first half of the concert the conductor Erki Pehk will conduct Ch. W. Gluck - Overture to the opera " Alceste ", P. A. Locatelli - Concerto Grosso No. 6, op.1 and O. Respighi - Suit No.3 for Strings (Antiche Danze ed Arie per Liuto). The second half of the concert is filled with the popular transcription of fragments of the opera "Carmen" by R. Shchedrin  - written in 1967 "Carmen - Suite" for strings and percussion. Read more

May 6th - Concert-recording "Changing Directions" in Minsk Radio.

On 6th of May we perform and record in the Studio of State TV and Radio Company of Belarus in Minsk the following program: 
Difficulties Putting It into Practice  for two amplified musicians by Simon Steen-Andersen's (Denmark); the premiere of Changing Directions  for harp and orchestra by Monika Mattiesen (Estonia); Portraits  for clarinet, percussion and string orchestra by Galina Gorelova (Belarus) and Towards the Sea II  for alto flute, harp and string orchestra by Toru Takemitsu (Japan). 
Soloists:
Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (harp, Iceland)
Monika Mattiesen (flute, Estonia)
Victor Puzynya (clarinet, Belarus) 

The Symphony Orchestra of the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus
Conductor Erki Pehk

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Concert dedicated to the 260 th anniversary of the birth of W.A.Mozart

On April 27 will be held concert of Symphony Orchestra of the National State Television and Radio of Belarus in Polotsk, in Sofia Cathedral in the programme of 29th International Music Festival. The program includes works by W.A. Mozart - Overture to the opera "Don Giovanni", arias from operas "Don Giovanni", "Cosi fan tutte" and "The Magic Flute" (soloist Hongtao Wang, China) and the Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 20 , d-moll KV 4660 (soloist Tatiana Kim, Belarus) and the Symphony No. 40, g-moll KV 550. Read more

21. and 30. April - Verdi "Aida" in Estonia

On 21 and 30 April - performances of Vanemuine Theatre and PromFest co-production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida". Starring laureates of the Klaudia Taev International Opera Competition - Jomante Šležaite (Aida) from Lithuania and Anzhelina Shvachka (Amneris) from Ukrainian National Opera. In addition to Vanemuine Theatre soloists, chorus and orchestra, there will perform Eduard Martyniuk (Radames) from Belarus Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre and Samsons Izjumovs (Amonasro) and Roman Polisadovs (Ramfis) from Latvian National Opera. The director and designer Madis Nurms. Read more

April 12 - Concert "Musical Dialogues" in Kiev

On April 12, the concert of the National Chamber Orchestra "Kyiv Soloists": "Musical Dialogues - Ukraine and Republic of Korea" in Ukrainian House in Kyiv. In the first part of the concert conductor Erki Pehk will conduct works of Ukrainian authors: Julia Gomelskaja - Calling the Sun (Spring Ritual) for piano and strings, Oleg Kiva - Chamber cantata No.3 for soprano and chamber orchestra, and the premiere of Alexander Kozarenko - "Sinfonia estravaganza" for chamber orchestra. In the second part of the concert, work by the Korean composer Sung Yong Cheong will be performed: "Monologue" for clarinet, piano and strings, "Five bread and two fish" for six clarinets and strings, and "Jesus ist auferstanden, Hallelujah" and "Arirang" for choir and piano. Works will be conducted by the composer himself. In the concert take part also Bezborodko Oleg (piano), Tamara Hodakova (soprano), Oleg Moroz (clarinet), the Choir of the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth. Read more

3. April - concert with "Kyiv Soloists" in Ukrainian National Philharmony

On 3. April, in the Hall of the Ukrainian National Philharmony, concert with National Chamber orchestra "Kyiv Soloists". In progamme: Eino Eller - Five pieces for String Orchestra, Arvo Pärt - Trisagion, Jaan Rääts - Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Toru Takemitsu - Requiem for String Orchestra and Bela Bartok - Divertimento. Read more

March 31 - Concert in Klaipeda Music Theatre

Concert of Soloists, members of the Orchestra of Klaipeda State Music Theatre: 
Matvej GOLDBERG (violoncello), Akvilė PETRAUSKAITĖ (double-bass), Aušra MIELEIKIENĖ (flute), Vilma LENKŠAITĖ (flute), Laura KASINSKAITĖ (oboe), Irmantas PAZDRAZDYS (bassoon), Kęstutis TAUJANSKAS (bassoon). 

Programme: Beethoven - Overture Fidelio; A. Marcello - Concerto for oboe; J. B. Wanhal - Concerto for two bassoons; Vivaldi - Duetto d‘Amore; G. Bottesini - Elegy for double bass; Shostakovich - Cello concerto op. 107, 1st part (Allegretto); Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto pastoral for flute, 3rd part (Rondo Allegro); Khachaturian – Flute Concerto d-moll (Arr. by Jean Pierre Rampal 1968), 3rd part (Allegro vivace); Manuel de Falla - Danza ritual del fuego from ballet El amor brujo.
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14. November - Mozart-Beethoven in Belarus Academy of Music

On 14. November 2015, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Belarus National Broadcasting Company gives the concert in the Concert Hall of Belarusian State Academy of Music. The young Canadian pianist Jarred Dunn will appear as the soloist in the 20th Piano Concerto by Mozart. There will also Beethoven's 7th Symphony and works by well-known Belarusian composers - Sergei Beltyukov and Galina Gorelova in the program of the concert. Read more

Arvo Pärt 80 - Jubileum concert in Budapest Music Centre

On 16th of October I conduct the program of Arvo Pärt's music with the Danubia Orchestra Obuda in the Concert Hall of the Budapest Music Centre. The concert, which is dedicated to the 80th birthday of maestro Arvo Pärt, is the part of program of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival (2-18 October). Read more

20th and 22nd May - G.Verdi - AIDA

On 20th May in Tartu Musical Theatre Vanemuine and on 22nd May in Endla Theatre in Pärnu will premier AIDA by G.Verdi. This is a co-production of my festival PROMFEST and Tartu theatre Vanemuine. The name role will be performed by the winner of the 8th Klaudia Taev Competition Jomante Šležaite from Lithuania. Read more

April 17th - Bach, Handel and Schubert in Belarus

On 17th of April is the concert in Sofia Cathedral in Belarus, in Polotsk in the International Festival of Old and Modern Music. In the program of the concert are Orchestral suite no.3 by J.S.Bach , Opera arias by G.F.Handel and Mass No.2 in G major by F.Schubert. Soloist is tenor Oliver Kuusik from Estonia, accompanied by the Belarusian National Broadcasting Company Academic choir and symphony orchestra. Conductor Erki Pehk. Read more

December 4th - "Kievska Kamerata", Estonian and German contemporary music in Kiev Philharmony Hall

On 4th of December 2014 will be a concert with Estonian and German contemporary music in the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Hall in Kiev. Performers: Ukrainian State Ensamble of Soloists "Kievska Kamerata", soloist Monika Mattiesen (flute, Estonia), conductor Erki Pehk. Programme: Enno Poppe - Speicher III; Helena Tulve - "Silver White"; Erkki-Sven Tüür - Whistles and Whispers from Uluru; Arvo Pärt - Tabula rasa. Read more

Nov 21-22 Schubert - Missa Solemnis

On November 21st in the Methodist Church in Tallinn and November 22nd Pärnu Concert Hall together with the Choir of Estonia Society and the Pärnu City Orchestra we perform an uniquely beautiful but relatively infrequently presented the fifth Mass (Missa Solemnis) by Franz Schubert. Soloists are a star soprano from Latvia Elina Šimkus, our Estonian top singers Helen Lepalaan and Oliver Kuusik, and a young bass Kalvis Kalninš from Latvia. Read more

May, 10th - Kiev, Ukraine - Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner

In Kiev in the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Hall at concert of the Ukrainian National ensemble of soloists "Kievaska Kamerata" I conduct Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minor, Beethoven's 2nd Piano concerto and Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" and "Five Wesendonck's Songs."  
 
The soloists will be Heli Veskus (soprano, Estonia) and young Israeli pianist Yuval Gilad. 

Concert is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the member of European Parlament Kristiina Ojuland. 
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20.2 - Cello concerto by Haydn, Beethoven and Gorelova in Belarus Academy of Music

On the 20th of February, in the hall of the Belarus State Academy of Music, I perform together with the Belarus National Broadcasting Company Symphony Orchestra and with one of the best Estonian cellist Indrek Leivategija the Cello Concerto in D by Haydn. Also you can listen to Galina Gorelova's piece "And Adam had a dream in paradise" (an illustration to a poem of the poet V. Korotkevich) and Beethoven's 2nd Symphony. Read more

On 16th November the premier of Tsar's Bride in Kaunas (Lithuania)

On 16th November 2013 the premier of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tsar's Bride will take place in Kaunas State Music Theatre. This performance is the coproduction of Kaunas theater and PromFest (Pärnu International Opera Music Festival). Starring winners of Klaudia Taev Competition - Andrey Savchenko (Grjaznoy), Elina Shimkus (Marfa) and Angelina Shvachka (Lybasha).
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June 6 - 12, Pärnu International Opera Music Festival - PromFest

From 6 - 12 June the PromFest will be held in Pärnu, Estonia. For me the most exciting part of the festival is definately the premier of our new production of "The Tsar's Bride" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov with very good young soloists and choir and orchestra of the Kaunas State Musical Theatre (Lithuania). I am also looking forward to conduct the finals of the Klaudia Taev International Competition for opera singers. We expect high level of singers. Visit www.promfest.ee for more information.
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April 5th, The Seasons by Haydn in Polotsk, Belarus

On  April 5th, 2013, I will conduct the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus in a performance of Haydn’s great oratorio “The Seasons.” This concert, which will take place in the beautiful and famous Sofia Cathedral in Polotsk, Belarus, will mark the first performance ever of “The Seasons” in Polotsk. The soloists are the Lithuanian soprano Raminta Vaicekauskaite, tenor Algirdas Janutas and bass Vladimir Prudnikovas.  Read more

10. February - in Minsk Philharmony with Brahms, Berg and Sumera

On 10th of February I will conduct a nice programme in Minsk in Belarusian Philharmony with the Academic Symphony Orchestra of TV and Radio Company of Republic of Belarus. In the first part the primadonna of Estonian National Opera Heli Veskus will sing "Sieben Frühe Lieder" by Alban Berg and well known Estonian pianist, also the rector of the Estonian Academy of Music Peep Lassmann will play Piano Concerto by Estonian composer Lepo Sumera (1950-2000). In the second half of the concert we play my favourite Johannes Brahms's symphony - the 4th one. Read more

October, 6th - Concert in Yaroslavl (Russia)

On 6th of October I'll conduct Yaroslavl Academic Symphony Orchestra. In programme Estonian music - Overture no.2 by Veljo Tormis and Symphony No.3 by Arvo Pärt. In the second part of the concert my collegue maestro Eri Klas will conduct Shostakovich's 13th symphony with the orchestra and the Estonian National Male Choir.  Read more

7th June - Shostakovich Symphony No.13 in Minsk (Belarus)

7th June - I am going to perform music of one of my favourite composer's Dmitry Shostakovich. This time his Symphony No.13. The Estonian National Male Choir will be the special guest of the concert. Solo will be sang by a young promising Belarus bass Anatoli Siuko. In addition to the symphony a special piece composed by Estonian composer Mart Siimer will be performed. This is a poem for chorus and orchestra "Sabor" ("Cathedral"). The work is based on a poem about the famous Sofia Cathedral in Polotsk. Written by Belarus poet Navum Galpyarovich it will be performed in Belarus language.
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5. April - Concert in Minsk (Belarus) with Radio Symphony Orchestra

On 5th of April I shall conduct the Belarus State Radio Symphony Orchestra with a beautyful program of romantic music: Helios-Overture by Carl Nielsen, Edward Grieg's Piano Concerto with Yurii Blinov a very good Belarus pianist and one of my most beloved piece 2nd Symphony by Jean Sibelius. Photo is taken with my cell phone in Minsk-by-night... 
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On 25th of November premier of Attila by Verdi in Lithuania

On 25th of November I conduct the premier of Attila in Kaunas Music Theatre in Lithuania. This production was performed first time on my festival PromFest in this Spring. Main roles will be sung by same soloists: a young Belarusian bass Anatoli Siuko as Attila, Vladislav Sulimsky from Mariinsky as Ezio, Erik Fenton, an american tenor sings Foresto and a role of Odabella will be sung by Sandra Janušaite from Lithuania. The production will stay in the repertoire of Kaunas Music Theatre for upcoming seasons. Read more