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Time: 08.12.19  18:00–20:00
Location: Kadriorg Art Museum
Price: 12 / 8 €

Raivo Tarum – trumpet
Terje Männi – baroque violin
Martti Mägi – baroque violin
Tõnu Jõesaar – baroque cello
Uku Joller – bass
Imbi Tarum – harpsichord

Bach, Händel, Scarlatti, Stradella, Vivaldi

Harpsichord player Imbi Tarum is highly valued interpreter of early music in Estonia. She regularly performs as a soloist, participates in different early music projects and ensembles. She is also a well-known pedagogue and an active figure in Estonian musical life.

Imbi Tarum can be considered a pioneer of harpsichord teaching in Estonia. Since 1991, she has been teaching harpsichord and basso continuo at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (since 1996 associate professor, since 2013 professor). Her best known students are Ene Nael, Kristiina Are, Marju Vatsel, Oksana Butsenko-Delaforge, Iren Lill, Reinut Tepp, Ele Sonn and Saale Metsar. In 1992–2002, she annually organized harpsichord summer courses in Raudaskylä, Finland, she has also led harpsichord courses in different music universities in Europe (Rome, Salerno, Verona, Pesaro, Hague, Madrid, Poznań, Trossingen, Weimar, Salzburg, Halle, Berlin, Jeruslaem, Stockholm, Zaragoza) and taught at international Nordplus summer courses in Ventspils, Latvia (2008). Since 2000, Imbi Tarum is also the teacher of annual summer courses in Estonia.

Imbi Tarum is an active musician, who performs solo recitals, chamber music and as continuo player in Estonia and abroad. During 1978–1992, Imbi Tarum was the harpsichordist of early music ensemble Hortus Musicus (artistic director Andres Mustonen), performing in several European countries and metropolises of the former Soviet Union (e.g. Moscow, Leningrad and Kyiv), as well as in the U.S. and Israel. She regularly performs with ensembles Tallinn Baroque and Corelli Consort and Tallinn Baroque Orchestra. She has also collaborated with foreign ensembles and orchestras like Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), Concerto Palatino (Netherlands), His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts (UK), Sansara (Latvia) etc.

Since 2010, Imbi participates in the recording of Antonio Vivaldi’s violin sonatas with ensemble Baltic Baroque. The ensemble has released 10 CDs which have received very positive international feedback from music critics. Since 2013, Imbi Tarum began playing together with harpsichordist Julia Ageyeva Hess as a harpsichord duo, they have performed at festivals in U.S. Italy, Finland and Estonia.

Imbi Tarum has been the artistic director of all Harpsichord Days festival in Estonia. She has also acted as a music consultant of the Church Music Festival in Rapla. Since 2001, Tarum has been the head of the Estonian Harpsichord Friends’ Society. She has also written articles on music for various newspapers and magazines.

Imbi Tarum has received the Cultural Endowment of Estonia “Live and Shine” grant (2015), the Association of the Estonian Professional Musicians’ grant (2007) and the annual prize of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (2016).