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Time: 01.12.19  18:00–20:00
Location: Kadriorg Art Museum
Price: 12 / 8 €

Ralf Taal – piano
Mari-Liis Uibo – violin
Aare Tammesalu – cello

A. Mozart – Piano Trio in B-flat major K 502
Saint-Saëns – Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 92

Ralf Taal graduated from Tallinn Music High School and Estonian Music Academy, having studied piano with Maigi Pakri, Prof. Bruno Lukk, Docent Lauri Väinmaa and Prof. Peep Lassmann. In 1989 he won the International Young Pianists Competition in Ústí nad Labem. In 1993 he won the 1st prize at the National Pianists’ Competition organised by the Estonian Music Academy and Norwegian Embassy on the 150th anniversary of Edvard Grieg. The victory was followed by solo concerts in Oslo and Bergen. In

1994 he won the National Pianists’ Competition, the Competition For Young Interpreters “Con Brio” and was the grantee of Eesti Kontsert during the season 1994/95. In 1995 he received the prize of the youngest finalist at the International Schubert Competition Dortmund. Ralf Taal has performed as a soloist with most of the Estonian orchestras and given recitals. He has worked with the following conductors: Eri Klas, Paavo Järvi, Olari Elts, Arvo Volmer, Anu Tali, Tõnu Kaljuste to name a few. His recitals concentrate mainly on the works of Shcubert, Beethoven and Chopin. Ralf Taal is also a sought after partner for many vocalists and instrumentalists, including Mati Palm, Ain Anger, Pille Lill, Helen Lokuta, Monika-Evelin Liiv, Toomas Vavilov, Indrek Vau, Oksana Sinkova, Andrus Haav and many others. Currently Ralf Taal works at Estonian Music and Theatre Academy and at Tallinn Georg Ots Music School as a teacher and as a repetiteur and vocal coach at the Estonian National Opera. In 2011 he won Annual Prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Mari-Liis Uibo completed the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria at the Professor Gerhard Schulz Violin Studio and earned the distinguished Artist Diploma Summa Cum Laude in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at the Professor Milan Vitek Violin Studio. Mari-Liis has successfully participated in several national and international competitions and has given solo-performances with different orchestras such as the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tver Philharmony chamber orchestra Russkaya Kamerata, the Moscow Virtuoses, and Sinfonietta Riga. She has worked together with Maestro Ivry Gitlis, Prof. Alexander Fischer, Prof. Anatoli Reznikowski, Prof. Per Enoksson. She has performed with well-known conductors Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Spivakov, Darrell Ang, Andrey Kruzhkov, Andres Mustonen, Paul Mägi, Naoki Sugiyama, Timothy Weiss, and Raphael Jiménez. She has gained recognition in Scandinavia, Holland, Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Malta, Iran, China, Turkey, Russia, Canada, and in the USA. She is the scholarship recipient of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.

Cellist Aare Tammesalu performing classical and contemporary music. Besides, he is an active concert producer and a teacher. He acquired a Master´s degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and has enriched his university experiences by taking lessons from Prof. Mikhail Homitser in Moscow State Conservatory. He has performed in many European countries (Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Autunno Musicale, Emilia Romagna Festival etc), United States, Canada, Japan and in prestigues concert halls in Russia (The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, St. Petersburg Philharmonia). In 2012, Aare Tammesalu was awarded the Hendrik Krumm Culture Prize.