A joint project of ERP and the City of Tartu
The festival Glasperlenspiel (‘The Glass Bead Game’) directed by Peeter Vähi has got its inspiration from the novel by Hermann Hesse. It is certainly a leading musical event in Estonian summer where music lovers can enjoy performers like Australian Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Süd-West Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Tōkyō Philharmonic Chorus, Quintet of Berliner Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin, Piotr Anderszewski, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Olli Mustonen, Järvi “dynasty”, Christoph Eschenbach, etc.
Glasperlenspiel was born in July 1995. From its very beginning the artistic director of this festival is Peeter Vähi, a composer and music producer.
Ever since then the concert halls and the churches have acted as concert venues for many world famous artists (European Union Baroque Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Süd-West Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Quintet of Berliner Philharmoniker, Tōkyō Philharmonic Chorus, Absolute Ensemble, Kremerata Baltica, Roy Goodman, Christoph Eschenbach, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Vadim Repin, Gidon Kremer, Olli Mustonen) as well as leading musicians of Estonia (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Early Music Consort Hortus Musicus, NYYD Ensemble, Neeme Järvi, Eri Klas, Paavo Järvi, Olari Elts, Andres Mustonen, Kristjan Järvi, Tõnu Kaljuste, Kalle Randalu, Martin Kuuskmann…)
Peeter Vähi − artistic director
Taavet − artistic adviser
Tiina Jokinen − management director
Kadri Kiis − producer, accountant
Olavi Sööt − logistics
Tarmo Tuvike − marketing, PR
Johannes Vähi − webmaster, live streaming
Thanks: Tartu City Government, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Toyota Baltic AS
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