GLASPERLENSPIEL MUSIC FESTIVAL − 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 attractive performers and programmes.


Last events: Bach. St. John Passion, March 23rd, 2024, Tallinn
Next event: Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024, July 4th–9th, Tartu
Järgmine festival: Klaaspärlimäng 2024, 4.–9. juuli, Tartu

Festival passes and tickets available at Piletilevi from April 15th, 2024


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, Christoph Eschenbach, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Vadim Repin, Gidon Kremer, Olli Mustonen) as well as leading musicians of Estonia (Estonian National Symphony OrchestraEstonian National OperaGlasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Early Music Consort Hortus Musicus, Neeme Järvi, Eri Klas, Paavo Järvi, Risto Joost,  Olari EltsAndres MustonenKristjan Järvi, Tõnu Kaljuste, Kalle RandaluMartin Kuuskmann…)
Info: ERP (Estonia Avenue 4, Tallinn 10148, Estonia); phone +372 56 55656 fax +372 6484571;
Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – management director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, logistics
Meeta Morozov – musicologist
Reno Hekkonens – marketing, PR
Mart Kivisild – design
Marje Hansar – social media
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, live streaming
Kaidi Ugandi – management of Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

Thanks: Tartu City Government, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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Glasperlenspiel on Facebook
Media reviews
Additional info: Wikipedia in English and Estonian
Download the logo of Glasperlenspiel (different file formats): JPGPDFPNG
External links: Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (in English)


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