34th International ESTA Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, August 8th – 13th 2006

The old Hanseatic port of Tallinn, shaken up for centuries by strong occupying forces, was the background for an excellent, well-organised Conference, held in the modern Music Conservatoire. Our Estonian colleagues and their fellow countrymen have seized the new opportunities of their nation's freedom and risen like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes. Traces of the positive cultural influences of their former rulers came to light, both verbally in lectures and in numerous concerts. Conference participants enjoyed a great deal of new music by Estonian composers, played by children and young highly trained musicians, in old churches and medieval guildhalls. An excursion to Pärnu on the Baltic coast enlivened the exchange between ESTA people.

Presentations included:

Marje Lohuaru, EST International relations between music academies
Edith Peinemann, Germany Masterclass
Mari Tempore-Bezrodny, RUS The violinist Igor Bezrodny
Maret Mursa, EST Alexander Technique
Bruno Giuranna, I Lecture recital: Hindemith's solo sonata Op.25 no.1
Diana Ozolina
Lolita Lilje, LIT
Lithuanian cello music
Irina Bochkova, RUS Lecture recital: Grieg violin sonatas
Anja Maja Suzuki on the cello
Gerhard Mantel, Germany Workshop: the physics of sound and inspiration
Valentina Yakubovskaya, RUS The special features of teaching 3 year-olds
Jenny Spanoghe
Jan van Landeghem, B
The development of violin technique in Belgium
Dermot Crehan, GB The music of "The Lord of the Rings" with an Irish lilt
Niina Murdvee, EST Estonian professional music education, from its beginnings up to the present day
Peeter Paemurru, EST The great cello teacher Alfred von Glehn
Airi Koivukovski, EST Learning to love music through group tuition
Andres Leivategija, EST The prevention of playing injuries (RSI)

Next International Conference

10.04 - 14.04
2018

Valletta, Malta

Financial help


ESTA Solidarity Fund