Neeme Ots was born in Tallinn (Estonia) in 1987. He started to play the trumpet at the age of six under the guidance of his father Aavo Ots. In 2007 Neeme Ots entered the Sibelius Academy and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree and in 2018 Master’s degree (Prof. Pertti Kulku, Touko Lundell, Simo Rantanen). In 2013 he studied in the framework of the Erasmus Programme with Prof. Enrique Rioja-Liz at the Madrid Royal Conservatory. Neeme Ots has won several prizes in national and international competitions and has attended the master classes of Neeme Birk, Manuel Blanco Gómez-Limón, Adán Delgado Illada, Reinhold Friedrich, Maurice André, Johann Gansh and others. He has performed as a soloist with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and many others and has participated as principal trumpet in several prestigious youth orchestras: World-wide Youth Brass Band, German-Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of Sibelius Academy. He has performed with the aforementioned orchestras at the Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace, at the Finlandia-Talo and Musiikkitalo in Helsinki, at the Berliner Philharmonie and several other concert halls of Europe. Neeme Ots has also collaborated with the Spanish National Orchestra, the European Royal Ensemble, the Madrid Philarmonic Orchestra and the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at the International Trumpet Days in Tallinn, Tallinn Music Week and in the Estonian Concert Agency’s project “Young Talents”.
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Jaan Ots (1988) is an Estonian conductor and pianist. During his recent activities he_made his debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, conducting the Hamburger Camerata and assisted Hannu Lintu at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. In December 2017, he debuted at the_Finnish National Ballet with_Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”. He has also conducted the Lahti Sinfonia, Pärnu City Orchestra,_Narva Symphony Orchestra, and led the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta in tour.
Jaan has held the position of Assistant Conductor at the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra for the season 2015–2016. As assistant conductor_he has also collaborated with Lahti Sinfonia and its Chief conductor Dima Slobodeniouk for a_recording of Kalevi Aho’s 5th Symphony.
Jaan has a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Sibelius Academy (Finland). During the course of his conducting_studies, he spent one year as an exchange student at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM) in France. In the meantime, he had_the opportunity to participate in master classes of distinguished conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Thomas Sanderling and David Zinman, while conducting numerous orchestras, including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra,_Shanghai Opera_Orchestra,_the Oulu Sinfonia, the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Miskolc and the Janacek Philharmonic. Coming from family of musicians, he has been involved with music from a very early age. In addition to piano, his wide musical background also includes extensive studies in trumpet playing. Having excelled in both instruments, Jaan is a laureate of over 20 competitions in Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Germany, such as the Steinway&Sons Competition for Young Pianists, the Estonian National Competition for Wind Instruments and the Estonian National Piano Competition. In parallel to his conducting activities, Jaan is an active chamber musician, touring around Europe with various ensembles such as the Amaryllis quartet and the Frielinghaus Ensemble. He_is also member of Piano Trio TEOS. Jaan is founder of the Beethoven Now! Project and Chamber Orchestra, in an initiative to explore Beethoven’s music and the classical era through a broad and innovative approach.
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