Estonian conductor Andres Kaljuste is described by maestro Paavo Järvi as “blessed with trademark instinctive musicianship, a sensitive approach to sound and an ability to form an easy and natural bond with orchestral musicians”.
The current season will see him return to conduct the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra as well as Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra with whom he will give a world premiére to Eleanor Alberga's new symphony.
Before taking up orchestral conducting studies at the Sibelius Academy, Kaljuste trained as a violinist and violist, gaining valuable experience as a player in top orchestras such as Philharmonia, Helsinki Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Ever since graduating he has appeared as a guest conductor including Helsinki Philharmonic,
Lahti Sinfonia, Tampere Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Aalborg Symhony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Odense Symphony Orchestra.