Festival Glasperlenspiel

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 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.


Last event:
Glasperlenspiel Festival 2020

Next events:
December 12th, 2020 in Palmse, December 31st, 2020 in Tallinn, January 9th, 2021 in Palmse, March 28th, 2021 in Tallinn and July 8th−13th, 2021 in Tartu. Stay tuned!


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); fax +372 6484571; www.erpmusic.com;  info@erpmusic.com

Peeter Vähi − artistic director
Taavet − artistic adviser
Tiina Jokinen − management director
Kadri Kiis − producer, accountant
Olavi Sööt − logistics
Meeta Morozov − musicologist
Tarmo Tuvike − marketing, PR
Johannes Vähi − webmaster, live streaming

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

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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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