5–11 April, Tallinn

In 2014 Estonian Music Days (EMD) focus on symphonic large scale works.

One can hear new works by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Helena Tulve, Toivo Tulev, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Märt-Matis Lill, Pärt Uusberg, Mirjam Tally, Margo Kõlar, Maria Kõrvits, Tõnis Kaumann and Liis Viira. The festival programme includes Estonian most important orchestras, such as Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Opera Orchestra, also Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Before each symphony concert there is a smaller event with chamber pieces performed by ensembles that have grown out of the very same orchestras.

The Estonian Music Days Festival dates back to 1979 and focuses on the most recent music by Estonian composers. In 2014 the festival celebrates its 35th anniversary, the programme includes musicians from various genres and brings together several art forms.

Attention! The festival passes of Estonian Music Days 2014 are sold with discount price at Piletilevi!

Over 30 years, the festival has provided overview of the current state of Estonian music.

Music written by Estonian composers has found admirers all over the world. Estonian Music Days introduces this music both to locals and visitors.


Since 1979, Estonian Composers’ Union has organised the festival Estonian Music Days.

Back then, Eino Tamberg said about the first festival to the journalists:

’In my opinion, the festival serves two objectives. Firstly, we wish to give an overview about Estonian music for our audience and guests. Their participation certainly contributes in distributing our music in case they find some of it interesting. Secondly, when we have listened to our music in so numerous performances, it helps ourselves to shape a better overview, what kind of positive sides our oeuvre has and where we have gaps. It is nice that the festival has also included music from previous periods, for example top works that have been performed undeservedly seldom. /-/ In the same time, these works can be considered as comparison material for evaluating the contemporary music. Planning the festival so extensively shows that we probably do have something to share in that kind of capacity.’


Festival programme in 2013

Photos of Estonian Music Days 2013 by Mait Jüriado


Organised by Estonian Composers’ Union

Team 2014:

Timo Steiner, artistic director
Ülo Krigul, artistic director
Madli-Liis Parts, producer
Maria Mölder, editor
Birgit Kraas, producer’s assistant
Tui Hirv, translator
Kaido Kelder, logistics
Sirje Roondi, accountant
Margus Tamm, designer
Joosep Siitan, layout


E-mail: heliloojate.liit (at)

Before you write us to promote your ensemble that is excellent on Mozart or Piazzolla, please note that Estonian Music Days is a contemporary classical festival that primarily works with composers and brand new works. Thank you!

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