Festival is organised by Eesti Kontsert, artistic director Lauri Väinmaa
Emotions and ovations of the festival
Fri 4 November 6 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall foyers
Exhibition „History of Piano“, compiled by Virge Joamets
Exhibition „Rare pianos in Estonia“, compiled by Alo Põldmäe
Fri 4.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Festival opening concert
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Kalle Randalu (piano)
Conductor Neeme Järvi
Weber. Jubilee Overture, Op. 59
Beethoven. Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80
Brahms. Concerto for piano and orchestra No 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

X Tallinn Piano Festival will celebrate its first jubilee.
The festival will be opened with a concert of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its Principal conductor and artistic director maestro Neeme Järvi.
The soloist Kalle Randalu is one of the most beloved Estonian musicians and an internatio-nally celebrated pianist, who will mark his 60th jubilee with the concert.

Sat 5.11.2016 4 p.m. Tallinn Town Hall
Imbi Tarum (harpsicord, positive organ)
Julia Agejeva Hess (harpsicord, positive organ)
Bach. Trio Sonata in D minor BWV 527
Buxtehude. Aria con Variazioni in A, BuxWV 249
Soler. Concerto in A minor
C. Ph. E. Bach. Three small duets Wotq 115
Bach. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major BWV 852
Krebs. Concerto for 2 keyboard instruments in A minor
Internationally renowned Estonian musicians will perform a diverse program of baroque music for one and two keyboard instruments.
A unique combination of harpchicord and positive organ will be presented for the first time in Estonia along with music for one and two harpchichords.

Sat 5.11.2016 7 p.m. White Hall of Tallinn Philharmony
Jazz on two pianos
Holger Marjamaa (piano)
Joel Rasmus Remmel (piano)

Jazz standars and original music

Two gifted young Estonian jazz pianists will perform together on two pianos for the first time.
Holger Marjamaa, the recipient of the Young Jazz Talent Award in 2013, is in the middle of his studies in the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York.
His stage partner, Joel-Rasmus Remmel who took the Award in 2011, is focused on composing and performing both as a soloist and as the leader of his jazz trio.
Sun 6.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Nelson Goerner (piano, Argentina)
Bach. Aria variata alla maniera italiana, BWV 989
Chopin. Nocturnes E flat major op 55 no 2, B major op 62 no 1 and E major op 62 no 2; Scherzo No 3 C sharp minor Op. 39
Beethoven. Sonata No 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier“

Born in Argentina, in 1969, Nelson Goerner has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He has performed in festivals across Europe, including BBC Proms, Salzburg, Verbier, La Roque d'Anthéron, La Grange de Mesley, Edinburgh and Schleswig-Holstein, and in famous concert halls as the Musikverein, Concertgebouw, South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and Teatro Colón.

 Martha Argerich, Janine Jensen and Steven Isserlis are among his ensemble partners. He has performed works for piano and orchestra by Chopin on pianos by Pleyel and Erard dating from 1848 and 1849 together with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, led by Frans Brüggen.
Mr Goerner's discography includes recordings of Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Debussy, Schumann, and a DVD of repertoire by Beethoven and Chopin.
His recordings have earned 2 Diapason d'Or Awards and the BBC Music Magazine Award for the best recording of the year.
His most recent recording, of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata Op 106, was released to great acclaim.

Mon 7.11.2016 3 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Concert Series “Matinée”
“Greetings from Vienna”
Florian Krumpöck (piano, Austria)
Mozart. Piano sonata No 10 in C major, K 330 Schubert . Impromptus in A flat major Op 142 No 2, A flat major Op. 90 No 4, G flat major Op 90 No 3, E flat major Op. 90 No 2
J.Strauss Jun. Pizzicato-Polka, op. 234
Grünfeld. „Soirée de Vienne“ op. 56, "Konzertparaphrase über Johann Strauß'sche Walzermotive aus «Fledermaus» u. a.

Celebrated as soloist and conductor alike, Florian Krumpöck proves himself as an exceptional phenomenon in international concert music scenes.
In 2011, he was appointed one of the youngest music directors at the Rostock Opera House in Germany. He performs frequently on the stages of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Zurich, Moscow, Israel, USA, China, and South Korea. His reach as an artist has been recognised by Daniel Barenboim, Rudolf Buchbinder, Elisabeth Leonskaja, and many others.

Mon 7.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Hando Nahkur (piano)
Adams. “China Gates“
Bach/Busoni. "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639, “Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland”  BWV 659 (from 10 Choral Preludes)
Schumann/Liszt. „Widmung“ (“Dedication”)
Tüür. Piano sonata
Liszt. „Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude“ (“The Blessing of God in Solitude”), S.173
Verdi/Liszt. „Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto“

Hando Nahkur's performances could be described as large-scale, brilliantly virtuosic, perfectly stylish and versatile.
Born in 1982 in Estonia, Hando has won top prizes in numerous international competitions and has performed in USA (Carnegie Hall), the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Israel, Mexico and Canada. He has recorded 4 CDs and made arrangements for piano.

Tue 8.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Wed 9.11.2016 7 p.m. Vanemuine Concert Hall
Piano duo Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg (Israel)
Liszt. Sonata in B minor (arr. Saint-Saëns)
Beethoven. “Große Fuge” (“Great Fugue”), Op. 134
Bernstein. Symphonic Dances from the musical “West Side Story” (arranged by the author)

Piano duo Sivan Silver–Gil Garburg amazes with the high culture of the performance, their simultaneous breathing, natural flow of music and the joy of playing. This time, they have an intriguing programme: all three works have been created for different ensembles – the majestic Sonata by Liszt for solo piano, "Große Fuge" by Beethoven for a string quartet and The Symphonic Dances from the "West Side Story" by Bernstein for a symphony orchestra.

Wed 9.11.2016 4 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Sergey Prokofiev 125
Estonian Young Pianists Gala

The most talented young piano artists of the new generation from
the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre,

G. Ots Music School in Tallinn,
Tallinn Music High School
Heino Eller Tartu Music College.

Wed 9.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Alexandre Brager (piano, Russia)
Fryderyk Chopin
Polonaise in  F sharp minor Op. 44; Four Mazurkas, Op. 67; Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Op. 35;
Three Waltzes, Op. 34; Nocturne in F major op 15 no 1; Waltzes in A flat major Op 69 no 1 and in E minor, Op. posthume; Ballade No 4 in F minor Op. 52

Brager. “Valse-évolution“

Alexandre Brager has played at many Russian music festivals and recorded four popular solo-albums under “Art Service”: “The sound of time”, “Remakes & Variations”, “History´s Carnival” and “Kreisleriana”.
The recital which is dedicated to the beloved music by Fryderyk Chopin, will end with a surprise work by the pianist himself: Variations in the styles of different composers on a theme written by the great Russian writer Lev Tolstoy.
Thu 10.11.2016 7 p.m. Nordea Concert Hall
Mikhail Pletnev (piano, Russia)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Conrad van Alphen (LAV)
Mozart. Symphony no 40 in G-minor, KV 550
Tchaikovsky. Overture-Fantasy „Romeo and Juliet“
Rachmaninoff . Concerto for piano and orchestra No 2 in C minor Op. 18

A unique pianist, a majestic piano concert, an extraordinary experience! Mikhail Pletnev performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2. Pletnev is an unparalleled musician, one of the greatest Russian pianists whose influence on world's piano playing has been substantial.
After winning the Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 21 in 1978, his brilliant world carrier began. Apart of performing in the most important concert halls of the world (Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Royal Festival Hall, Musikverein) and with world's leading orchestras (New York, Berlin, Tokyo and London Philharmonic Orchestras, Philharmonia Orchestra, US National Symphony Orchestra etc.), Pletnev is a conductor, the creator and Artistic director of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra.

Fri 11.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall
Angela Hewitt (piano, Canada)
Scarlatti. Six Sonatas
Mozart. Sonata in B flat major K 333
Beethoven. Sonata in D minor Op. 31 No 2 ("The Tempest")      
Sonata in E flat major Op. 27 No 1

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, in whose magic the Estonian audiences have been able to revel on several times, belongs to the highest circle of the world’s top pianists.

Hewitt is considered an insuperable Bach interpreter. This fall, she will start the performance cycle of all of Bach’s creations for the piano which will cover four seasons and will be performed in London, New York and Ottawa. She will also continue her big project spanning a decade: record all 555 of Scarlatti’s sonatas. Hewitt will arrive to play Scarlatti in Tallinn after another recording sessions – we can expect a high artistic level! The third recording project Hewitt is currently involved in is to record all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas. Two of which we will hear in Tallinn.

Sat 12.11.2016 7 p.m. Estonia Concert Hall Final concert of the Festival
Estonian Piano Orchestra
Artistic Director Lauri Väinmaa

Johan Randvere - Margus Riimaa
Kai Ratassepp - Mati Mikalai
Reet Kopvillem-Ruubel - Piret Habak
Piret Väinmaa - Kristi Kapten
An Evening of Premieres
De Simone. “The Great Piano in the Sky“ (Estonian premiere)
Eespere. "An Escape to the Childhood" (world premiere)
Reinvere. "Causérie des confiseurs" (world premiere)
Bryars. „Grainger's Woggle“, „Zaleski's Perfumed Garden“
(world premieres)
Mussorgsky/Rannap. “Pictures at an Exhibition“ (world premiere)