with the conductor
WHAT DOES "LÄÄNESAARTE KAMMERORKESTER" (LSKO) MEAN FOR YOU?
It means to serve and enrich the cultural landscape of where I live and work, always demanding musical awakeness and maximum quality possible.
TELL ME ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE ORCHESTRA IN ESTONIAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPE?
First and foremost the orchestra serves the West-Estonian islands and the connection between the islands and cities on the shore of the Baltic Sea.
It is a big vision and responsibility that has an enormous potential to grow into a whole concept, bringing unity and cultural development to Saaremaa and all Estonia. It is an enormous work and needs a strong continuity and will.
WHAT IS THE BASIS OF YOUR ARTISTIC VISION AND CHOICE OF REPERTOIRE?
Common sense is always the base of every vision and decision, of course.
But my goal is to care for the needs of the development of the orchestra and of the audience.
So I always explore the repertoire thoroughly without the limits of tradition to offer a particular experience of depth and continuity through every performance.
HAS THE NEW GENERATION OF AUDIENCE CHANGED YOUR CHOICES?
Good traditions have never passed!
But with or without external pressure, my research and studies have always brought new prospectives and solutions in order to create the best matching among scores in such a way that the program is always a logical sequence of sounds.
Läänesaarte Kammerorkester is an orchestra that gives me the liberty to purpose to the audience new titles, many of them not taken in the right consideration by the modern performing tradition.
Our programs are exciting musical journeys instead of simple concerts.
WHICH HAVE BEEN THE EXAMPLES OF THE ORCHESTRA?
I have thoroughly explored the most important chamber orchestras of Europe in the past century and now – the story of their ensemble, the artistic choices and the repertoire.
Our model is the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, led and conducted by the violinist TerjeTØnnesen. LSKO is still in the beginning of the journey but our goals are similar
THE FUTURE OF THE ORCHESTRA SHOULD BE...?
I see the orchestra as... holistic, persistent and always striking towards the sound!
And I believe I can help the orchestra understand that they can do always more and better! Always!
LSKO is a very special group that carries a mission not only for itself but for all around it.