Entrée Festive

Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024

04/07/2024 19:00

Tartu Jaani kirik

Amankor / The Exile Tuareg songs from Mali
February 6, 2024
Maestro’s Pirouettes
May 9, 2024

Festival Glasperlenspiel
Thu, July 4th at 7 pm St. John’s church (Jaani kirik), Tartu
Hans Christian Aavik (violin), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, concertmaster Arvo Leibur, Maestro Neeme Järvi
Haydn, “Turkish” Mozart, Boccherini, Albinoni


The opening concert of the Glasperlenspiel makes a festive and grand introduction to the festival, bringing the brightest representatives of different generations of Estonian musicians to the stage. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, known by the nickname “Turkish”, will feature Hans Christian Aavik, the most outstanding young Estonian violinist of recent years, who has attracted extraordinary attention both at home and in Europe for his versatile style and distinctive sound and has been praised for combining a probing intellect and curiosity with an extroverted charisma. He is the first Estonian to study at one of the world’s most prestigious music schools for string instrumentalists, the Kronberg Academy. Maestro Neeme Järvi will conduct the festival’s flagship Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, while violinist Hans Christian’s brother Henri Christofer Aavik, who has also won numerous awards, will appear as an assistant conductor. In addition to the aforementioned concerto by Mozart, the opening evening will contain masterpieces by his contemporaries Joseph Haydn and Luigi Boccherini.

Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Kaidi Ugandi – manager of Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Meeta Morozov – musicologist, editor of festival booklet
AI – design
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, video, logistics
Reno Hekkonens – marketing director, PR
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, sound engineering, logistics
Marje Hansar – social media

Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Urmas Klaas, Triin Käpp, Jana Raud, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Canon and Overall, Toyota, St John’s church, Kaupo Kiis, Kristel Leppik, Anne-Liise Kiis, volunteers


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