The State Concert Institute
The musical scope of Eesti Kontsert encompasses symphonic and chamber music, jazz, choral music, electronic accoustic music and music for children. The State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert (hereinafter Eesti Kontsert) organizes 1000 concerts and different musical events per year in Estonia and abroad as well. , Eesti Kontsert services music institutions, individual performers and other concert agencies. Among the ranks of Eesti Kontsert there are two internationally renowned groups: Estonian National Male Choir and the early music consort Hortus Musicus.
Every year Eesti Kontsert organizes numerous international music festivals such as International Pianists’s Festival KLAVER (Piano), International New Music Festival NYYD(Now), Baroque Music Festival, Tallinn International Organ Festival, contest/festival for young musicians CON BRIO, Saaremaa Opera Days, Pärnu Opera Days, Suure-Jaani Music Festival etc.
Eesti Kontsert holds concerts in schools and outdoors, in chamber halls all over Estonia, offers concert series for rural municipalities, music institutions and local concert arrangers/managers across the state.
Eesti Kontsert manages the largest concert halls in Estonia – Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn, Vanemuine Concert Hall in Tartu, Pärnu Concert Hall and Jõhvi Concert Hall. All the aforementioned halls have excellent acoustics and capacity to seat approximately one thousand visitors per hall, are furnished with modern interiors and the latest technical equipment.
As a concert venue, the possible uses Concert Halls are limited only by the organiser’s vision and imagination. Both the large casts of major symphonic works and pop musicians have felt equally at home on stage.
The removable chair system of the Halls enables to transform the academic concert atmosphere to a opera house, conference facility, a concert hall or a ballroom. It is also convenient to hold banquets, fashion shows, concert-receptions, gala events, song contests, anniversaries, graduation festivities, , exhibitions and charity events in the same Halls.
A selection of guest-performers :
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker,
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Opera Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightement, Oslo Phiharmonic Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, BBC Singers, Black American Opera, Chanticleer, Hilliard Ensemble, Huutajat, The King’s Singers, Kremerata Baltica, Kronos Quartet, M pact, The Real Group, Terem Quartet, Gavin Bryars, Semyon Bychkov, Monserrat Caballe, José Carreras, Sarah Chang, Valeri Gergijev, Philipp Glass, Barbara Hendricks, Philipp Herreweghe, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Kiri Te Kanava, Gidon Kremer, Midori, Michael Nyman, Sir Simon Rattle, Steve Reich, Vadim Repin, Victor Tretyakov, Arcadi Volodos.