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Taavi Kerikmäe, piano
Levi-Danel Mägila, violoncello
Tarmo Johannes, flute
Merje Roomere, violin
Helena Tuuling, clarinet
Vambola Krigul, percussion




 Photo: Tarvo Hanno Varres

Taavi Kerikmäe

has studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and at the Lyon Conservatory of Music and Dance. He has worked with composers like Pierre Boulez, Gilbert Amy, Tristan Murail, Sylvano Bussotti, François-Bernard Mâche, Vinko Globokar and others. He has collaborated on improvisation with performers like Jaques DiDonato, Chris Cutler, Paul Lovens, Xavier Charles, Michel Doneda and others. He has performed at many new music festivals, including a solo performance at IRCAM festival “Agora” in Paris.

Taavi Kerikmäe has composed music for dance performances, including ballet “Hamlet” in Estonian National Opera. In 2008 he received the award “Electronic Artist of the Year” from the Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers for his work (CD “Death Has a Meaning for Us” with Broken Time Orchestra). He teaches new music and improvisation at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.



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Levi-Danel Mägila



He has studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Tel-Aviv Music Academy in Israel. He won the International Holland Music Sessions Scholarship (2003). He has studied in master classes from Bernard Greenhouse, Uzi Wiesel, Yosif Feigelsohn, Stefan Popov, Johannes Goritzki, Dmitri Fershtman and others. He has given concerts in Sweden, Czech Republic, Israel, Finland, Russia, Germany and the Neatherlands. He is a member of Tallinn String Quartet, a member of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (since 2002) and the second concertmaster of cello group (since 2004).




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Tarmo Johannes

Tarmo Johannes studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, continued his studies at the Latvian Academy of Music and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and continued doctorate studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Bologna Conservatory. He has played in many Estonian orchestras; he is a founding member of new music ensemble Resonabilis and has written articles for “Muusika” magazine. He teaches in Georg Ots Tallinn Music School.






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Merje Roomere 



She studied at Tallinn National Conservatory. She has worked with many orchestras and ensembles, including European Union Youth Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian-Finnish Symphony Orchestra, NYYD Ensemble and others. He is a member of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (since 1994) and he teaches in Tallinn Music Secondary School.




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Helena Tuuling


Helena Tuuling has studied at Heino Eller Tartu Music School, Tallinn Music Secondary School and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She has supplemented herself in Spain at  Real Conservatorio Superior de música "Victoria Eugenia" de Granada´s (prof Francisco Gil Valencia) and Royal Swedish Music Academy in  Stockholm (prof Kjell-Inge Stevensson).
She has won numerous prizes in different competitions in Estonia, performed as soloist with many Estonian orchestras and taken part in many international masterclasses. Next to ensemble U:,  Helena Tuuling is a member of new music ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.




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Vambola Krigul



He has studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and is associated with various ensembles such as PaukenfEst, NYYD Ensemble and Heinavanker. He has been the first performer of many solo and ensemble works from various Estonian composers, including Lepo Sumera, Toivo Tulev, Ülo Krigul, Galina Grigorjeva, Tatjana Kozlova, Mirjam Tally and others. He is a member of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (since 2000).




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