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S 21. Jul 2024

“Classical Hugs” International Orchestra in Tartu

18:00 - 20:00

Tartu city | Heino Elleri Muusikakooli Tubina Saal

  • Music
  • Side programme
20 €


Conductors Lilyan Kaiv (Estonia) Chaerin Kim (USA - South Korea) Soloists: Michael Bulychev-Okser, piano (USA) Minna Krastev, violin (USA) Cindy Zhu, piano (China) Aadi Kazu Duarah, violin (India/Japan) Marko Bojanovic, flute (Serbia) Ayasa Nagano, violin (Japan) Sophia Popescu, Piano (USA) Fasbi Yusuf, Piano (Indonesia) Aleksej Blyakhin, baritone (Estonia)

C. P. E. Bach: Flute Concerto – 1st movement
W.A. Mozart: Rondo C-Dur
L. von Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Finale
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in e minor
E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor – 1st movement
P. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto – 1st movement

About the festival.

“Classical Hugs” International Music Festival promotes cross-cultural musical connections between Estonia, Western Europe, Asia and America.

The festival will feature world-class performances on violin, viola, cello and piano. The festival performers come from Estonia, the United States, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, England, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Serbia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, China , from India, Indonesia and Australia.
The spectacular concert tour will take place in four Estonian cities: Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Kohtla-Järve.

The festival orchestras include:
Narva City Symphony Orchestra (conductor Anatoli Shčura)
International Orchestra “Klassika Kütkes” (conductors Lilyan Kaiv and Chaerin Kim)

“Klassika Kütkes” International Orchestra was created in 2022. The orchestra includes musicians from Estonia’s oldest orchestra, the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra (founded in 1908), the Narva City Symphony Orchestra, and 15 top Estonian virtuosos.

Soloists and guest performers.
Michael Bulychev-Okser – an internationally acclaimed American pianist, composer and producer who performs on the world’s biggest concert stages. He is also the founder and artistic director of The “Classical Hugs” International Music Festival.

Miriam Davis – British violinist and model known for her bold looks, dazzling beauty and remarkable interpretations.

Pierre Amoyal – legendary French violinist and violin professor at the Lausanne Conservatory

Alexander Markov (USA) – World-class violin virtuoso who presents an innovative program “From Bach to Rock”.

Founding members of the “Neopolis Baltic Orchestra” Emanuel Salvador (Portugal) and Emilia Goch-Salvador (Poland).

Cellist Robert Jesselson, President of the Association of String Instruments of America

Butler University oboe professor and principal oboist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Estonian-American oboist Pamela Ajango.

Indrek Leivategija – guest performer of the festival, concertmaster of the ERSO cello group, Bamberg Orchestra and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

International Orchestra “Klassika Kütkes” performs works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Grieg and Mendelssohn. In addition, Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” and the works of Aleksei Shor, who is currently one of the most played composers in the world will be performed.


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  • ENG
  • UKR
  • RUS


  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Family friendly with a toddler


Klassika Kütkes Rahvusvaheline Muusikafestival


Lossi 15, Tartu, Tartu maakond, Eesti

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