BEAUTY OF CHAMBER EVENING
Andreas Lend (cello)
Allan Jakobi (accordion)
at 7 p.m
Andreas Lend (cello) and Allan Jakobi (accordion)
began their collaboration in 2014 with a wish to give classical repertoire a new sound. The timbres of accordion and cello blend together extremely well - the sound is at the same time orchestral and cozy. The Duo plays music from baroque to contemporary and includes the following composers: J.S.Bach, Marin Marais, Igor Stravinski, Manuel de Falla, Ernst Bloch, Arvo Pärt, David Popper, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Enrique Granados, Astor Piazzolla, Vittorio Monti, Fritz Kreisler etc. Lend and Jakobi allure the audience with their deep dedication, stage spark and virtuosic interpretations.
is one of his generations most distinguished cellists in Estonia. He started his music studies in Tallinn Music High School, acquired a bachelor's and a master's degree in Estonian Academy of Music and Theater and furthered his skills in Finland Sibelius Academy. In addition, he has taken part of many internationally acknowledged cellists’ master classes (F. Helmerson, D. Geringas, M. Ostertag etc.). A. Lend has gotten awards at several competitions, including I Prize and Grand Prix at the International Competition-Festival "Renaissance" (Armenia, 2013), I Prize at the ESTA Estonian nationwide Violinists’ and Cellists’ Competition (2004) etc. In 2007 A. Lend was chosen to be a part of the European Union Youth Orchestra which he has performed with across Europe. As a soloist and an ensemble partner he has performed in numerous foreign countries including Denmark, Germany, Italy etc. and he has been invited to Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, Kuopio Historical Keyboards Festival in Finland, Valle d’Itria Festival in Italy etc. During the last few years he cooperated with many string quartets and orchestras and at the moment he is active in National Opera Estonia Symphony Orchestra, string quartet Prezioso and Estonian Cello Ensemble and he is also active as a soloist as well as a chamber musician in several other compositions.
Is an Estonian accordion player with a bright playing style, who has graduated from both Tallinn Music High School (1987, class of J. Kirs) and the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School (1992, class of J. Sommer) as an accordionist. He has also received training as an orchestra conductor at the Tallinn Pedagogical University (1996-'97, class of R. Brauer) and has taken part of several master classes for accordionists (Matti Rantanen, Mogens Ellegård etc.). Allan Jakobi is active as a freelance accordionist in the genres of pop music, jazz improvisation and classical music. He has performed at festivals in Kuhmo, Bornholm, Moscow, Vilnius, Limbaži and Kiel as well as at “Jazzkaar” and “Jazz Fiesta”. Since 1999 he has cooperated with Neeme Punder, Lembit Orgse, Jaan Arder and Ants Nuut (the programme “Living Classics”) and since 2000 with Tiit Peterson (the programme “Tangoballet”). For years he has been a member of folk ensembles (Peiarid, Savijalakesed), with whom he has performed in many European countries and in the U.S. Allan Jakobi has also performed both on stages and in recording studios together with many distinguished Estonian soloists and ensembles (Gerli Padar, Ivo Linna, Rein Rannap, Uno Loop, Tarmo Pihlap, Erkki Otsman, Mart Sander, Henry Laks, Erich Krieger, Evelin Samuel, Boris Lehtlaan, ensembles Hitty Bitty, Apelsin, Slobodan River, Akordionitrio, Mr. Lawrence, Trio Naturale, Pärnu City Orchestra, orchestras of the Estonian National Opera and of Theatre Vanemuine). Since 2004 Allan Jakobi is the manager of Akordion Centrum OÜ which imports Italian accordions to the Baltic states.
I.Stravinsky – Suite Italienne
Minuetto e Finale
G.Grigorjeva – Molitva
R.Toi - AIR
H.Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras nr.1 Introdução (Embolada)
- Bachianas Brasileiras nr.5. Aria Cantilena
J.Sibelius – Valse triste
A.Pärt - Fratres