Alion Baltic International Music Festival 2017
July 11 - August 10, 2017


Summer Music Programs

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ie Strings, Woodwinds & Brass, Piano, Voice, etc.

Alion Baltic Strings Program - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

    • The Strings Program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed with elements of the Russian school to boost students to the next level of playing. The beauty of Tallinn surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Alion Baltic Orchestra Program
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Victor Tretyakov, one of the world's foremost violinists today. A student of legendary Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory. At the age of just 19 Victor Tretyakov won the first prize in the Third International Tchaikovsky Competition and was invited to appear on several international concert tours – something that had become much easier after the pioneering visits outside the Soviet Union by artists such as Richter, Gilels, Rostropovich, and Oistrakh. The influence of the last could be noticed in Tretyakov's interpretations and also in his choice of the repertoire; Tretyakov favoured the great romantic violin concertos such as those by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. His unique style is supported by impeccable technique and deep musical insight, created by an expressive use of phrasing. His masterclass will take place in Tallinn Academy of Music in August, 2017.
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    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Woodwinds & Brass: Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Tuba, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trumbone, Tuba

    • The unique aspect of the winds and brass program is that students have the opportunity to explore repertoire that they do not usually get to study at home. Some players may have ensembles with all woodwinds or all brass, and others will play in mixed chamber music groups. A few examples of past repertoire include the Saint-Saens Septet, Op.65 for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, and piano; the Beethoven trios for flute, bassoon, and piano
      Star Faculty presents principal flutist of several German orchestras, Patrick Dillery, the "Orchestra-man", International bands leader, Canadian Raffy "Swap" Ramiro, The flute virtuosi, Sityanko Brothers, Award-winning clarinetist Nathan Williams, Stuttgart Ensemble trumpeter Rozmurat Arnakuliyev, and Lecturer of BTU Cottbus, flutist Rita D'Arcangello.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Alion Baltic Orchestra Program
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Winds and Euphonium instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Piano

    • Piano Program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed with elements of the Russian school to boost students to the next level of playing. The beauty of Tallinn surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Bruno Canino, one of the world's foremost pianists today. Bruno Canino was born in Naples, Italy in 1935, where he studied piano with Vincenzo Vitale. He continued his musical education in Milan, studying both piano and composition. His teachers included Enzo Calace and Bruno Bettinelli. In 1956 and again in 1958 he won prizes at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition and in 1960 at the Darmstadt competition. Canino has an international reputation as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Among those with whom he has appeared are the violinists Itzhak Perlman, Salvatore Accardo, Franco Mezzena, Viktoria Mullova, Pierre Amoyal and Uto Ughi, the flutist Severino Gazzelloni and the cellist Lynn Harrell. He is also the pianist of the celebrated Trio di Milano, together with the violinist Mariana Sîrbu and cellist Rocco Filippini. More info »

      He is an enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music. Among the composers who have dedicated works to him are including Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Wolfgang Rihm and Iannis Xenakis. He has also composed a number of solo and chamber works for piano.[2] From 1999 to 2001 he was music director of the Biennale di Venezia.

      Among Canino's notable recordings are the Bach Goldberg Variations, the complete piano works of Alfredo Casella and the first recording on compact disc of the complete piano works of Debussy. His duo recital with Viktoria Mullova of works by Prokofiev, Ravel, and Stravinsky was awarded the Edison Prize. In 1980, he recorded piano rarities by Rossini and Donizetti on a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand for the Japanese Camerata label.

    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Pianists will have ample practice time each day.

    • Pianists will have an opportunity to perform their repertoire in front of fellow students and faculty members and have comments on their playing.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Voice

    • The voice program is intensive and unique. Vocal students will have the opportunity to specialize in opera or in bel canto style mixed chamber groups with art songs that they do not normally have a chance to study at home.
      Star Faculty and Guest Artists list features the Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Olga Makarina, La Scala Soloist, Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni, Grammy Soprano Monique McDonald, and The Bolshoj Theater bass, Vladimir Kudashev.
      Some voice students study arias, duets, or trios with singers accompanied by string quartet for their chamber music assignment.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber ensembles per week (vocal or instrumental)
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Opera Workshops
      - Arias with orchestra
      - Career advising and agent introduction
      - Opera production - 1 student chosen for performance
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

    • Vocalists will be assigned to the pianist - vocal coach, who will work with them, rehearsing their arias and art songs, provide accompaniment, and advise on their progress.

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Singers receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with coachings per week with an artist faculty member with their chamber group(s).

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Olga Makarina, The Metropolitan Opera Soprano. Born in Archangel, Russia, Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina, made her first New York appearances at New York City Opera as Lucia di Lammermoor and has performed there as Gilda in Rigoletto, Konstanze in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglioand Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Other roles in Ms Makarina’s repertoire include Ilia in Idomeneo (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival), Violetta in La Traviata (Kirov Opera) and Eudoxie in La Juive (Opera Orchestra of New York). Ms Makarina has also appeared as Zerbinetta in Ariadne aufNaxoswith the Minnesota Orchestra and in Orff’s Carmina Burana as well.
      More info »

    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal.
      NEW! One vocalist will be chosen to have a role in the Final Concert Gala, sharing the stage with soloists from the world's greatest Opera Houses. An Opportunity not to be missed!

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Italian, German and French are essential languages for Singers. Subject diction class that meets 10 times in the duration of the festival and covers topics on Italian, German and French diction as well as elements of the language discussed. It is taught by a native speakers. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Vocalists will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Alion Baltic Composition Program

    • AB Composition Program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed with elements of the Russian school of composition boost students to the next level of composing.
      Special emphasis is given to chamber music writing, choral considerations, and symphonic orchestration based on studying the scores of the greatest orchestrators of the past: Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Mahler, etc. The beauty of Tallinn surroundings and cultural experience is ideal source of inspiration.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Your music is performed at the daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Your music is performed in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Orchestra Program (if student composer plays instrument)
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

    • If a student composer plays an instrument, he/she may be part of chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Alion Baltic International Music festival gives its compositional students a unique opportunity to have their music performed by lion Baltic Festival Orchestras, The Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet, or other ensemble combinations.
      All performances will be recorded and can be used for future references amd compositional resume.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Student composers will have an ample amount of time and space to make a statement with their next brilliant idea or to rehearse their works with other participants at the festival.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Student-composers will have an opportunity to have their music perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Alion Baltic Conducting Program

    • The Alion Baltic Music Festival Conducting Academy (ABFCA) provides participants with intensive conducting training with a skilled orchestra, assists them in gaining podium experience, and supports each individual’s development as a conductor.

      Program includes:
      - Conducting the Alion Baltic Orchestra in readings, rehearsals, and performance under the guidance of Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez - 30 minutes on the podium per 1 session
      - Coaching sessions with Guest conductors 2017:
      Maestro Sergey Stadler – Music Director – Sankt-Peterburg Symphony (Russia)
      Maestro Boris Vayner (United States)
      Maestro Grigory Soroko (Conductor – Molodechno Symphony – Belarus)

      - Evaluation with videotape of the conducting sessions
      - Technique classes
      - Periodic classes in score reading and analysis and score preparation
      - Concerts in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student-conductor receives at least 4 thirty-minute podium sessions per week.

    • All conducting students are assigned to specific chamber msuci group, mostly string quartets and larger ensembles. Chamber partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Conductors are supervised by an assistant conductor Boris Vayner, Member of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Gerardo Estrada Martínez, the "Golden Baton" of South America. Mr Estrada was awarded the Battle of Carabobo 1st class medal, Gold medallion, Juan Jose Mora 2nd Class Medal, the Grand Commander Order, was also proclaimed a Distinguished Guest of the city of Barahona in the Dominican Republic and awarded the Gold Button Order of the Royal Academy of Music in Valencia, Spain.
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    • The heart of the Academy is the opportunity for student conductors to work with Alion Baltic International Orchestra, made of talented young artists and experienced professionals: Members of The Estonian Symphony Orchestra, Sankt-Peterburg Symphony, Berliner Philharmonic, and other European Orchestras. For conductors-instrumentalists it’s an opportunity to play as a member of Alion Baltic International Orchestra under the baton of program colleagues—all under the guidance of The Golden Baton of South America, Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez (Venezuela/Belarus).

    • Participants learn by conducting a wide range of repertoire and types of performances, including:

      • · Orchestral concerts, including symphonic repertoire
      • · Concerto performances
      • · Opera master class arias and scenes
      • · Repertoire readings
      • · Chamber groups
      • · Composer readings (these include works by student composers, and Estonian compositions)

    • The Alion Baltic Conducting Academy Program Components include:

      • · Conducting the Alion Baltic Orchestra in readings, rehearsals, and performance under the guidance of Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez: 30 minutes on the podium per 1 session
      • · Coaching sessions with Guest conductors 2017:
        Maestro Sergey Stadler – Music Director – Sankt-Peterburg Symphony (Russia)
        Maestro Boris Vayner (United States)
        Maestro Grigory Soroko (Conductor – Molodechno Symphony – Belarus)
      • · Evaluation with videotape of the conducting sessions
      • · Observation and commentary by guest conductors
      • · Technique classes
      • · Periodic classes in score reading and analysis and score preparation
      • · All sessions are videotaped for individual use and artist-faculty review

    • Conductors will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to conduct on the same stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Classical Guitar

    • The Alion Baltic Classical Guitar Program is an intensive 2-weeks program that offers master class instruction with Director Miguel Madaleno concentrating on technique, sound production, interpretation of all repertoire, and Portuguese performance practices. Advanced students will receive all of their master class lessons from Mr. Madaleno. Schedule will be developed on an individual basis. Qualified students enjoy many opportunities for performance, including chamber music collaborations. The program culminates with a class concert.

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with an internationally-renowned Miguel Madaleno (Portugal) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (USA).

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Alion Baltic Orchestra Program - guitar substitutes string instruments
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Combinations may include Guitar duets, trios, quartets, or a mixture of guitar with other instruments. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Miguel Madaleno, a guitar virtuoso. Miguel Madaleno was invited to conduct orchestras in cultural and musical events. He began his musical studies at the age of 9 in Guitar, with the Professor Mário Martins. With 11 years old began studying trumpet, an instrument that had some weight in his musical progression but eventually the guitar was the instrument of choice in the natural professional career. Since 2002 he is Professor of Guitar in your project "Classe de Guitarra" and has promoted the election of some students in the ingression of Orquestra Nova de Guitarras. More info »

    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, etc. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • IGuitar students will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Alion Baltic Orchestra Program - all instruments

    • In addition to weekly private lessons, students in this program play in the Alion Baltic International Orchestra and the Orchestra-in-Residence 2017 - Molodechno Symphony (Belarus).
      The orchestras are a mixture of all-student and student and artist-faculty players. Upon arrival to Alion Baltic, students will audition for placement.
      The ensemble provides its members with an important opportunity to continue to develop their orchestral playing skills while rehearsing and performing major orchestral works. The orchestra is led by ten student mentor fellows who rotate through the principal string positions and is coached by artist-faculty.
      Students of all ages are welcome to audition. Students under age 18 should consult with their private teachers before auditioning.

      Program includes:
      - 2 Orchestra Rehearsals per week - 1 individual lesson with Professor per week
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition (75 Euro entry fee)
      - Participation in orchestra and chamber music concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation
      - Meal plan available to purchase
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Orchestras perform weekly with prominent conductors and soloists and in the Baltics most prestigious concert Halls: Estonia Concert Hall and Riga's Liela Gilde. The rehearsal and performance schedule is rigorous, and performances are at a professional standard.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Sergei Stadler, one of the world's foremost violinists and conductors today. Sergei Stadler is a Russian musician who was born in Saint Petersburg on May 20, 1962. He studied the violin with David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan and took the first prize and gold medal in the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He is also a laureate of the Jacques Thibaud competition in Paris, where he won the Grand Prize in 1980. He has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic, the Russian National Symphony, and the Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestras, collaborating with world famous conductors, including Kurt Masur, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Mariss Jansons, Evgeny Svetlanov and Yuri Temirkanov.


      More info »

    • A large symphony orchestra composed of Alion Baltic artist-faculty members and students in side-by-side performance.
      It is led by world-renowned conductors and joined for most concerts by star guest soloists: Victor Tretyakov, Sergej Stadler, and others.
      Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary works for symphony orchestra.

    • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. New in 2017! Orchestral students who are preparing for a professional orchestral audition will have the opportunity to participate in an orchestral excerpt master class led by Sergei Stadler (Conductor of Sankt-Peterburg Symphony). More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Orchestral students who are preparing for a professional orchestral audition will have the opportunity to participate in an orchestral excerpt master class led by Sergei Stadler (Conductor of Sankt-Peterburg Symphony).

      More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Principal and assistant of the Alion Baltic International Orchestra will be chosen based on the results of placement auditions.

    • The Alion Baltic Season will culminate in a fully-staged production of "Amore Italiano" bel canto in the historic Estonia Concet Hall.

      The program entitles festival participants in strings, winds and brass to receive an orchestral practice, performing symphonic repertoire as part of the festival's orchestras in residence.

    • Orchestra members will have ample individual practicing time each day.

    • Based on the results of the Alion baltic International Competition, selected instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists will be chosen to perform as soloists with any of the festival's orchestras.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Alion Baltic Percussion Program

    • During two intensive weeks in the exciting cultural environment of New York's Lincoln Center, students pursue hands-on study of all the major percussion instruments: two- and four-mallet keyboard, snare drum, timpani, and orchestral accessories. In addition, students are introduced to world hand drums, percussion chamber music, and both multi- and solo-percussion repertoire. The beauty of Tallinn surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

      Program includes:
      - 2 individual lessons with Rein Roos (Estonia)
      - 1 Master class (open to public) per week
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Alion Baltic Orchestra Program
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each student receives two private lessons + 1 master class per week with Rein Roos, Principal of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

    • Percussion students are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, Members of reknown Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Rein Roos, one of the best timpanists of his generation.

      More info »

    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival.
      Percussion program students will be placed in both festival orchestras.

    • Instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).

Alion Baltic Chamber Music Program

    • The Alion Baltic Chamber Music Program is intensive coaching and performance opportunities that supplement the orchestral and instrumental programs.
      Pre-formed groups are strongly encouraged to audition together. It is designed with elements of the Russian school to boost students to the next level of playing. The beauty of Tallinn surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

      Program includes:
      - 2 chamber music coachings per week
      - Participation in the III Alion Baltic International Music Competition
      - Participation in daily student concerts in Tallinn
      - Concert trips to other cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
      - Alion Baltic Orchestra Program
      - Attendance of concerts by Outstanding Artists
      - Accommodation and meals
      - Sightseeing tours around Tallinn and beyond

    • Each chamber music groups are coached twice a week by the members of internationally-renowned Sankt-Peterburg String Quartet: Alla Aranovskaya, Valentina Goncharova, and Boris Vayner.

    • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance.
      Students participate in orchestra simultaneously.
      Apply individually through the Orchestra/Instrumental programs.

    • Join Alion Baltic International Music Festival this summer in Tallinn for a masterclass with Victor Tretyakov, one of the prominent String Quartets nowadays. Highlights of recent seasons in North America include playing the opening concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center quartet series (the New York Times praised their "sumptuous account of Tchaikovsky's Quartet No.1"); a collaboration with Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern; a tour with violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet at the Library of Congress; three concerts at New York's Metropolitan Museum with the late Ruth Laredo; and a 17-concert tour of Canada
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    • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final Gala Opera concert at Tallin's most prestigious hall: Eestikontserdisaal. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival. Members of the Alion Baltic Chamber Music Program will receive a place at the Alion Baltic orchestras.

    • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

    • Instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

    • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform on the ssame stage with Outstanding Artists, including Sergei Stadler, and Members of Sankt-Peterburg Quartet. Concert trips are combined with sight-seeing to Narva, Parnu, Tartu, Riga (Latvia), and Helsinki (Finland).