PIANO 2012. Final Concert of the Festival
Manuel de Falla. Noches en los Jardines d’Espagna
Johannes Brahms. Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Major, Op 83
Alexander Skryabin. Prométhée. (Le poeme de feul), Op 60
Arvo Volmer, who celebrates his 50th birthday this year, has been artistic director and principal conductor of ERSO, Oulu Symphony Orchestra and the Estonian National Opera. It is currently his eighth season as artistic director of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has conducted the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Birmingham, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and many others, as well as performing at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Finnish National Opera, the Norwegian National Opera, the Royal Swedish Opera and the Sydney Opera House. Arvo Volmer has made numerous recordings of Estonian music, including the complete symphonies of Eduard Tubin, the music to his ballet The Goblin and Kreek’s Requiem.
Apart from his career as soloist, Ivari Ilja is one of the world’s top piano accompanists, boasting singers such as Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Maria Guleghina as his stage partners, and a long-term collaboration with Irina Arkhipova. He has performed alongside these artists in the world’s premier concert halls: Carnegie Hall in New York, La Scala in Milan, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London. His work as professor and head of the Piano Department at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre has been equally productive with students winning prizes at competitions both in Estonia and abroad. This concert sees ERSO debut of young pianists Elle-Riin Volmer and Sten Heinoja.
Concert is produced by Eesti Kontsert & ERSO.
Tickets: 15 € / concessions for students and pensioners 11 €.