"The International
Trumpet Days 2024"

Neeme Ots and Henn Rebane
at Nõmme Cultural Center
March 31st 2024

Artists:
  • Neeme Ots (trumpet, Estonia)
  • Henn Rebane (accordion, Estonia) 

Program: 

  • Henn Rebane´s arrangements of trumpet virtuoso pieces accompanied by accordion
  • Henn Rebane´s original compositions for trumpet and accordion

About

The trumpet and accordion duo performing at the concert have recently released their first album, “On the Highway,” with organist Tiia Tenno, and toured extensively nationwide with CD presentation concerts. The musicians’ collaboration began three years ago in Hiiumaa, where Henn Rebas’s excellent arrangements of trumpet virtuoso pieces were performed.

 

The utmost sensitivity towards the trumpet’s possibilities and sound characteristics stands out in the composer’s arrangements and the original compositions.

 

Henn Rebas’s works, written for a rather unusual ensemble combination, are an exciting addition to Estonian trumpet music.

Artists

Neeme Ots

(trumpet, Estonia)

Neeme Ots is one of the leading trumpeters of the younger generation in Estonia. He studied trumpet at the Sibelius Academy, Madrid (Conservatory Superior de Musica de Madrid) and under his father Aavo Ots. 

Neeme has won prizes in several national and international competitions. He has performed many times at the chamber music concerts of the Eesti Kontsert, soloed before the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Tallinn Music High School Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Narva City Orchestra, and several Estonian wind orchestras and ensembles. Neeme has been the principal trumpet of several prestigious youth orchestras: the World Youth Wind Orchestra, the German-Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, the Baltic Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra. The recent collaboration with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic under conductor Kristjan Järvi brought him to perform at the Pärnu Music Festival and on the orchestra´s tour to the Berlin Filharmonic. 

Neeme has repeatedly participated in the work of the Spanish National Symphony Orchestra, the Madrid Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the European Royal Ensemble. He is currently the artistic director of The International Trumpet Days and competition Trumpet Talents Tallinn 2024, Võru Vaskpillipäevad and several other festivals and masterclasses in Estonia. 

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Henn Rebane

(accordion, Estonia)
Henn Rebane is an accordionist, pedagogue and composer. Founder and first president of the Estonian Accordion Association. In 2001, President Lennart Meri awarded him the White Star Order. Interested in different genres of accordion music, he has tried to use the expressive possibilities of the accordion as versatile as possible as a creatively thinking interpreter. From 1981, the “Hohner” VOX3 synthesizer accordion was introduced, and later an accordion with MIDI and melodic basses. Performed solo concerts in many European countries, as well as in Japan, India, Israel, USA and Australia. Henn Rebas has released 8 CDs and 2 LPs, as well as recordings by Tõnu Raadiku, Marko Matvere, Lauri Nebel, Kaarel Kilveti, “Karavani”, “Apelsini”, “Vennaskonna”, “Laulge kaasa” and others on CD. Henn Rebane has also written music for P. Simm’s films: “Teatri jubel”, “Veidike metsapolee”, “Nagu Nool”, “Good hands”, “Lonely island”, Vee peal” and for the Estonian Drama Theater: M. Mikiver’s production “Whirl of the Winds” ” and to K. Tudre’s play ”Sewnwomen”.
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