May 14, 2015 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

4th concert of the NAUTIMUS series

Arvo Pärt (1935). Collage on B-A-C-H (1964)
Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953). Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 (1913)
Igor Stravinsky ( 1882–1971). Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (“Le baiser de la fée”; 1928/1950)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”, Op 61 (1887)

Tengku Irfan (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The Final Concert of the Season is conducted by Nikolai Alexeev, the former principal conductor of ENSO and the conductor of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nikolai Alexeev’s cooperation with ERSO began in January 1983. Peeter Lilje, the then principal conductor of ENSO, invited 26-year-old Nikolai Alexeev – the winner of Herbert von Karajan Conductors Competition, last-year student of Leningrad Conservatoire and his good friend – to conduct the orchestra. The cooperation intensified in the second half of the 1990s, and in the 1997/1998 season, Alexeev was the principal guest conductor of the orchestra. As the principal conductor, Alexeev, who preferred the classics of symphonic music and large-scale orchestras, paid great attention to elaboration of the sound and technique of the orchestra. The players and the audiences soon realized that Alexeev did not love superficial effects  – “I tell everything I’ve got to tell through music. One has to love the stage, but I have’nt got that kind of love – I love the orchestra.” (From an interview to Riina Luik, Muusika, March 2010).

Nikolai Alexeev went on three extensive foreign tours with ENSO – to Italy in March 2003 and to the United States in March 2009 and in October 2013.

Tengku Irfan. Foto / Photo: Joanne Robinson.

Tengku Irfan. Foto / Photo: Joanne Robinson.

Tengku Irfan, who gained wider recognition as a multi-talented wunderkind, currently one of the most brilliant students at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School, will perform as soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. He was awarded Best Performance Prize at the 2013 Aspen Music Festıval in the US for his performance of the same piece; Estonian audiences know him above all through his elated interpretations of Mozart and Chopin. In addition to his career as a soloist, he is also known as a composer and conductor; in 2013, his orchestral piece “Keraian” was performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tengku Irfan and Neeme Järvi in Nokia Concert Hall (Tallinn), 2011.

Tengku Irfan and Neeme Järvi in Nokia Concert Hall (Tallinn), 2011.


 sweet&aromatic  OPERA GALA. Conductor IGOR TOMASHEVSKY. 23.01.2015
 soft&fruity  RAKHMANINOV’S THIRD. Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV. 27.02.2015
 light&fresh  KULLERVO. Conductor ARVO VOLMER. 20.03.2015
 fullbodied@spicy  FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON. Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV. 14.05.2015

Series  tickets 52,80 € / 38,40 €* on sale until 23.01.2015.
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.
Single tickets 22 € / 16 €.
* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.

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