Baltic Music Days
Estonian Music Days

Online festival 2021

For small ears and fingers

DNA-themed children’s compositions at the Estonian Music Days

This year, the composers of the Estonian Music Days have an additional DNA-themed challenge: to express their musical DNA in compositions for youngsters. Thus, most of the festival’s composers got to write two pieces, one for big ears and the other for small ears – they will be premiered by adults but in the future they are meant to be deciphered by the youngsters. As for the audience, it is not even necessary to specify it, since what is created for the youth often transcends the limits of age. However, listening to two pieces by the same composer might provide a deeper insight into the composer’s secret musical codes. And the young musicians who are going to play these compositions will most certainly be inspired to become the next link in the DNA chain of new Estonian music.


Friday, April 23 at 7 PM
Piano duo Kadri-Ann Sumera & Talvi Hunt
Lauri Jõeleht Sequenza for two pianos or four hands (2021, premiere)
Rasmus Puur Night Sky for two pianos (2021, premiere)
Ardo Ran Varres 13 Pieces for Two Pianos on Estonian Runic Melodies: VI (version for four hands, 2021, premiere)

Tuesday, April 27 at 7 PM
Sinfonietta Rīga String Quartet
Age Veeroos – Caprice solo piece for viola (2021, premiere)

Saturday, May 1 at 5 PM
Twenty Fingers Duo
Aaro Pertmann A Winter Story solo piece for violin (2021, premiere)
Aleksandr Žedeljov –DNA Identity
solo piece for cello (2021, premiere)

Sunday, May 2 at 6 PM
Ensemble for New Music Tallinn
Elo Masing – Touch for solo viola
Ülo Krigul – The Wolf Queen
solo piece for clarinet (2021, premiere)

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Festival is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture / Cultural Endowment of Estonia / Estonian National Culture Foundation / LHV / Tallinn Culture & Sports Department / City of Tartu

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Aaro Pertmann Age Juurikas Age Veeroos Aleksandr Žedeljov Alisson Kruusmaa Alvils Altmanis André de Sousa Vieira Andres Kaljuste Andris Dzenītis Anna Ķirse Anna-Margret Noorhani Antoine Beuger Arash Yazdani Ardo Ran Varres Art Leete  Arturas Bumšteinas Arvydas Malcys Beat Furrer Bronius Kutavičius Diana Čemerytė Eladio Barreto Aguilar Elis Hallik Elo Masing EMTA Sinfonietta Ensemble for New Music Tallinn Ensemble of the Estonian Electronic Music Society (EMA) Ensemble U: Eugene Birman Evelin Seppar Evija Skuķe Fie Schouten Georgs Pelēcis Gintaras Sodeika Gundega Šmite Helena Tulve Janika Oras Jievaras Jasinskis Jonathan Harvey Justina Repečkaitė Kadri-Ann Sumera Kaspar Mänd Kristiina Tambets Kristjan Kõrver Krists Auznieks Lauri Jõeleht Lepo Sumera Liina Sumera Liisa Hõbepappel Linda Leimane Madis Arukask Madli Marje Gildemann Mads Schang Olsen Maija Einfelde Malle Maltis Maria Faust Maria Kõrvits Mariliis Valkonen Märt-Matis Lill Mihhail Gerts  Mirjam Tally Mykolas Natalevičius Oliver Dubon Onutė Narbutaitė Paul Daniel Piano Quartet Quadra Platon Buravicky Rasmus Puur Régis Campo Riho Esko Maimets Riivo Kallasmaa Rita Mačiliūnaitė Santa Bušs Santa Ratniece Sinfonietta Rīga String Quartet Synaesthesis Taavi Kerikmäe Taivo Lints Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Talvi Hunt Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) Timo Steiner Tõnis Kaumann Twenty Fingers Duo Ülo Krigul Vytautas V. Jurgutis Yang Ren YXUS Ensemble Žibuoklė Martinaitytė