25th of March 2016. The ‘Lossimuusika‘ (literally ‘palace music’) is a well-respected series of professional chamber concerts that takes place in the summer residence of the emperor Peter I. With my long-time duo partner Leonora, we played a mixed program of J.S. Bach, C.P.E Bach, Couperin, Reinvere, Takemitsu, and Telemann. The latter was Leonora’s solo…. Continue reading
March 5th, 2015, at St Luke’s Tartu. A beautiful contemporary sacral building and good acoustics, too. Audience: about 30, which is normal. The concert was part of the ‘Contemporary Music Festival dedicated to Heino Eller.’ We performed with a bit of an unusual ensemble: Kadri Sepalaan – violin, Külli Kudu – accordion, arrangements, Kristo Käo… Continue reading
Kristo Käo (guitar) & Leonora Palu (flute) at Nokia Concert hall on 27th of March, around 21:30. This is the annual Tallinn Music Week – the biggest showcase festival in Nordic and Baltic region: http://tallinnmusicweek.ee/artist_2014.php?nid=484 Here is what we will play: R.Eespere / Matbeth J.Reinvere / Water Dance L.Sumera / For BBB and his Friend
ERP Music released a double CD with all guitar compositions by the renown Estonian composer Rene Eespere. My contribution to the recording is the 10 and a half minute long solo composition Immutatio. This release was nominated to the Best Classical Album at Estonian Music Award 2014. Full tracklist at ERP’s homepage.
In autumn 2012 we premiered this piece in a cold church in Pärnu. Now, after a few months we gathered again in sunny Tartu to record this piece in a live setting. The composition was a part of Indrek’s composition studies at the Estonian Academy of Music. Performers: Leonora Palu (flute), Indrek Palu (violin), Kristo… Continue reading
After struggling with Arpeggione and Debussy we took up even more difficult piece: Sonata for guitar and viola by Jose Lezcano. First, we waited for the score for a few months and then had already concerts coming up. Did a bunch of rehearsals and finally got the hang of it. Also, the program included a… Continue reading
I played a small series of chamber concerts with a very demanding program: Debussy Sonata for Harp, Viola and Flute (of course, guitar replacing the harp), Takemitsu “Toward the Sea” and Schubert’s “Arpeggione”. Here is a video from our performance at the annual festival Fiesta de la guitarra: