HOLY MAGMA. Estonian Music Days

  • Friday, 13.04
  • 18:00
  • Tallinn, Estonia kontserdisaal
  • Symphony
  • ERSO koostöös festivaliga EMP



HEIGO ROSIN percussion, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Conductor RISTO JOOST

3rd concert in the MUSIC OF THE FUTURE series

Toivo Tulev
3 symphonies (premiere)

Age Veeroos
New work for Symphony Orchestra (premiere)

Erkki-Sven Tüür
Symphony No. 4 Magma for Percussion and Symphony Orchestra

HEIGO ROSIN percussion
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The Estonian Music Days (EMD) has been the most important festival focusing on the work of Estonian composers since 1979. The main theme of the 2018 festival is HOLY. The EMD symphony concert has traditionally offered the joy of exploration and presented fascinating new compositions – this time by Age Veeroos and Toivo Tulev. Besides new pieces, the programme includes Erkki-Sven Tüür’s 2002 Symphony No. 4 Magma for percussion and symphony orchestra, with Heigo Rosin as soloist.

Regardless of his young age, Heigo Rosin has given concerts all over Europe and the United States, performing recitals and playing with numerous prestigious orchestras. In 2015, he was the first Estonian musician to be included in the prestigious Orpheum Advancement Programme for young soloists in Switzerland. In the same year, he was selected as leader of the World Percussion Group, followed by a five-week tour in the United States. From 2016, he has been a signature artist of the percussion manufacturer Malletech and of Sabian Cymbals. In 2017, he debuted in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

While Heigo Rosin has often played Erkki-Sven Tüür’s marimba concerto Ardor, the solo part in Magma, performed during the Estonian Music Days, is the first time he will perform this piece. Erkki-Sven Tüür: “The percussionist Heigo Rosin has deeply touched me. Besides his natural musicality and talent, I admire his focus and stamina, which allow him to perform even the most technically difficult works in a convincing and natural way. Every composer would like to experience such energetic and effortlessly passionate performances of his works.”

Risto Joost, laureate of the 5th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in 2012 and the Nicolai Malko Competition in 2015, is a recognised conductor on opera and concert stages. He is the conductor of the Estonian National Opera, principal conductor of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra from the 2012/13 season, artistic director of the MDR Leipzig Choir from the 2015/16 season, and from spring 2016 also the artistic director of the Tallinn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Birgitta Festival.

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

Concert is produced by ENSO and Estonian Music Days

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