March 5, 2010 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Fri, March 5, 2010 at 7 pm – Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Sumera – In memoriam
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major
Rahmaninov – Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

“Mihkel Poll is an interesting and original musician with superb technical skills, who is able to perform the most complex pieces with artistic supremacy and musical freedom …” (Arvo Pärt)

Mihkel Poll, who is currently studying at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, has successfully participated at a number of international and Estonian competitions, the most essential among them the prestigious Rina Sala Gallo International Competition of Pianists in Monza, Italy (the first prize and special prize, 2004), the Estonian competition of musicians Con brio (the first prize and four special prizes, 2004), the 1st Tallinn International Piano Competition (the first prize and Tubin special prize, 2006), the 20th Ferrol International Pianists Competition in Spain (the first prize, 2006). Since 2002 Mihkel Poll has repeatedly performed as a soloist with ERSO.

The concert will be the debut with ERSO of Mikk Murdvee who is working as the principal conductor of Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra for the third season. Mikk Murdvee graduated from the Sibelius Academy, first as a violinist and then as a conductor under the supervision of Prof. Leif Segerstam, Prof. Jorma Panula and others, and continued his education in master classes of Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Leonid Grin, Juozas Domarkas and Eri Klas. From 2007 he has been conducting performances at the Estonian National Opera. For conducting Bournonville’s ballet La Sylphide he received the Synebrychoff Estonia Foundation’s Debut of the Year 2007 award of the Estonian National Culture Foundation. Along with conducting, he continues his international career as a soloist and chamber musician.

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
The concert is produced by ERSO

Mihkel Poll

Mikk Murdvee

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
The concert is produced by ERSO