Ensemble Una Corda (Estonia)
Kristi Mühling (Estonian chromatic kannel)
Liis Viira (harp)
Ene Nael (harpsichord)
Maria Kõrvits (b. 1987, Estonia)
“Night / Öö” for harp and harpsichord (2019, premiere)
Pekka Jalkanen (b. 1945, Finland)
“November” for three Finnish kantele, arranged for Una Corda (2016, premiere of the arrangement)
Margareta Ferek-Petrić (b. 1982, Croatia)
“Ištaratu” for harpsichord (2016)
Hugo Vasco Reis (b. 1981, Portugal)
“Metamorphosis and Resonances” for harp solo (2017)
Mirjam Tally (b. 1976, Estonia)
“Voolujoon” / “Streamline” for kannel, harp and harpsichord (2012)
Una Corda, an ensemble with unique choice of members (Estonian chromatic kannel, harp, harpsichord), celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. The repertoire of the ensemble is versatile, mostly consisting of the works and arrangements by Estonian composers. At the present concert, works by several foreign authors will be premiered; this time, mostly in form of solos. Hopefully, the ensemble will have opportunities to perform original music by foreign composers with all three instruments.
The Estonian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1938 as an association of top-level scientists and scholars with commitment and responsibility to advance scientific research and represent Estonian science nationally and internationally. The primary mission of the Academy is to assist in building a knowledge-based Estonia, fostering adaptation of new knowledge for economic growth and improvement of the quality of life in Estonia, enhancing public appreciation of science and scientific methods of thought. The residence of the Academy is located in a palace of Ungern-Sternberg which was built in Toompea from 1865 to 1868 and has a nice little chamber hall with a view to Tallinn.