Andrus Kallastu

Oja 134 – 12

80047 Pärnu

ESTONIA

 

http://www.kallastu.ee

e-mail: andrus.kallastu@eesti.ee

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

Date and place of birth: 17th April 1967 in Pärnu (Estonia).

 

 

Nationality:            Estonian

 

 

Citizenship:            Republic of Estonia

 

 

Family status:          Married, 5 children

 

 

Studies:

1973-1982 Pärnu Music School (Estonia), piano (Maimu Parts)

1974-1985 Pärnu Secondary School nr.2 (Estonia), named by Lydia Koidula

1985-1990 Estonian Music Academy, choir-conducting (prof. Olev Oja), composition (prof. Eino Tamberg), piano (Toivo Nahkur), counterpoint (prof. Mart Humal)

1991-1999 Sibelius Academy (Finland), orchestra-conducting (prof. Jorma Panula, prof. Ilja Musin, prof. Eri Klas), composition (prof. Paavo Heininen, Olli Kortekangas, Erkki Jokinen), singing (Matti Pelo), theory (Tapani Länsiö, Hannu Apajalahti, prof. Marcus Castrén, prof. Lauri Suurpää)

1999 Sibelius Academy (Finland), Master Degree of Orchestra-conducting

2000-2001 University of Helsinki (Finland), musicology

Since 2011 Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, doctoral studies, composition

 

Work experiances:

1988-1994, 1998-1999, 2003-… founder and leader of the Pärnu Days of Contemporary Music (Estonia)

1990 founder of edition "Scripta Musialia", editor and author

1990-91 Music College of Tallinn, named by Georg Ots (Estonia), conductor of symphony orchestra

1992-94 founder and first president of Estonian Arnold Schönberg Society, since 2003 member of the board

Since 1993 founder and artistic director of Pärnu Opera (Estonia)

1997-2004 singer of Finnish Radio Chamber Choir

1997-99 artistic leader and conductor of Sinfonietta Odysseus (Finland-Estonia)

2000 founder and artistic leader of Church Composition Group (Finland), the professional international team to realizing interdisciplinary church performances (MARIA: Stabat Mater Composition 2000-2001, Dialogues of St. Anthony and St. Paul 2003, MARIENLEBEN 2006)

Since 2000 freelance composer and orchestra-conductor, artistic leader and producer of different music and interdisciplinary projects in Finland and Estonia

 

Conducted orchestras (Pärnu Town Orchestra (Estonia), Joensuu Town Orchestra (Finland), Sinfonietta Odysseus (Finland-Estonia)), choirs (Mixed Choir of Estonian Music Academy, Halikko Ensemble (Finland), Mixed Choir Endla (Estonia), Pohjolaisten Osakunnan Laulajat (Finland)) and lot of different project-ensembles in Finland and Estonia.

2006 founder and artistic leader of Estonian Music Forum in Helsinki (Finland)

 

Coach-work in opera projects: W.A.Mozart ”Le nozze di Figaro” (Pärnu Opera 1994 (Estonia); coach), G.Donizetti “Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrale” (Sibelius Academy 1994 (Finland); coach and conductor), H.Purcell ”Dido and Aeneas” (Opera Orfeus 1994 (Finland); coach and conductor), A.Schönberg ”Pierrot lunaire” (Pärnu Opera 1996 (Estonia); coach and conductor), experimental music theatre performance ”Silence of Darkness” (Pärnu Opera 1998 (Estonia); coach), R.Strauss ”Elektra” (Pärnu Opera 1998 (Estonia); coach and conductor), W.A.Mozart ”Der Schauspieldirektor” (Pärnu Opera 1999 (Estonia); coach and conductor); E.Tamberg ”Cyrano de Bergerac” (Estonian National Opera 1999: coach of leader roles Cyrano - Sauli Tiilikainen and Roxane - Mia Huhta). Accompanist of numerous lied-concerts in Finland and Estonia: V.Bellini, R.Strauss, R.Schumann, P.Hindemith, A.Berg etc.

 

As singer: member of RING Ensemble (Finland), performances of François Sarhan’s chamber opera “Kyrielle de sentiments des Choses” in Aix-en-Provence, Paris and Orleans 2003-2004

 

 

Native language: Estonian

The other languages: German, Russian, Finnish, French, English

 

 

Prizes:

1st prize at G.Ots contest for composers in 1989 (Estonia) - Ballad for voice and piano "Nahakaupleja Pontus"

 

 

Awards:

1994 Award of Estonian Culture Foundation - Pärnu Opera activities

 

 

Grants:

1995 Estonian National Culture Foundation for studies of orchestra conducting in Sibelius Academy (Finland)

1999 Sibelius Academy (Finland) for composition

2000 Sibelius-Foundation of Finnish Composers (Finland) for composition

2001 Foundation of Alfred Kordelin (Finland) for composition

2005 Cité internationale des arts Paris for composition

2005-2014 Cultural Endowment of Estonia for composition

 

Works:

Sonata for piano for 2 hands/4 hands 1988

"Nahakaupleja Pontus", ballade for voice and piano 1989

String quartet 1990

Praeludium et invention for piano 1990

Six sacral songs for baritone, mixed choir and organ/symphony orchestra 1990

Magnificat for soprano and string quartet/string orchestra 1991

Sonata chiesa for violin and organ 1991

Stabat Mater for sprechgesang 1998

Stabat Mater for cello 1999

Stabat Mater for voice solo 1999

Feroce-veloce for piano 1999

Stabat Mater electronique 2000

"Ich hab' genug", aria for countertenor and organ 2000

Stabat Mater for viola da gamba 2001

MELODIA for violino solo 2001

DILEMMA. Symphony for orchestra 2002

ATEMLOS, multimedia composition 2005

Stabat Mater per flauto “Tunc videns Iudas” 2005

MELODIA ACCOMPAGNATO for soprano, violino, celesta, percussion 2006

ANIMA MEA for CD 2006

WELT GEBAUT IST for soprano, flute, violin, piano 2007-2008

AMOR-MORS, Song of Songs-trope for soprano and chamber ensemble 2009/2010

WASSER MACHET STUMM for male choir 2009 (score)

TANTSUTROOP for dancer, chamber ensemble and video conductor 2009/2011

ELEEGILINE TROOP for soprano, flute, cello and kannel 2010

FLÖÖDITROOP for flute, piano and water bubbler 2012

MELODIA PER ARCHI for strings 2012

Tropus De profundis for chamber ensemble 2013 (fl,cl,v-no,vc,perc,p-no)

JA TAEVAD LAULSID, sound installation 2014 (electronics)

 

 

Texts:

Ühe ooperi lugu „Kyrielle du Sentiment des Choses” (Jacques Roubaud’ poeemile loodud François Sarhani ooperist), Teater.Muusika.Kino 2004/8-9, http://www.temuki.ee/arhiiv/2004/08-09/aug-sept_m06.pdf

 

SERIALISM, www.kallastu.ee -> TEKSTID

 

IANNIS XENAKIS, www.kallastu.ee -> TEKSTID

 

Rudolf Stephan paper "Twelve Tone Music" in book "Arnold Schönberg", Scripta Musicalia 1990, Estonia (translation from German to Estonian)

 

Anneli Arho book "György Ligeti's Atmosphères", Scripta Musicalia 1997, Estonia (translation from Finnish to Estonian)

 

Iannis Xenakis’s book ARTS/SCIENCES: ALLOYS. The Thesis Defense of IANNIS XENAKIS. Scripta Musicalia, in preparation. (Translation from English/French to Estonian)

 

Kallastu, Andrus 2011 (work in progress): Muusikaliste parameetrite mudel helilooja töövahendina. Doctoral thesis by Estonian Academy of Music and Theater. Supervisiors Kerri Kotta and Helena Tulve (in Estonian) www.kallastu.ee -> TEKSTID