Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir


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The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music ensembles in the world. The EPCC was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste. He was followed by the chief conductors Paul Hillier and Daniel Reuss. Since 2014/2015 the chief conductor has been Kaspars Putniņš. The repertoire extends from baroque to the contemporary music, with a focus on the Estonian composers, such as Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Tõnu Kõrvits etc. Each season the choir gives about 70 concerts. The EPCC has cooperated with many outstanding conductors and orchestras, including Claudio Abbado, Helmuth Rilling, Eric Ericson, Marc Minkowski, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Richard Tognetti etc; the Australian Chamber Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The EPCC has performed at numerous festivals, for instance at the BBC Proms, the Mozartwoche, the Festival Aix-en-Provence, the International Cervantino Festival, the Sydney Opera House, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Soul Arts Center, the Hong Kong City Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles etc. The choir has recorded music for ECM, Carus, Harmonia Mundi, Ondine and its recordings have won twice Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or etc.