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”.
His future engagements will see him making his debut with the Vaasa Sinfonia, Tallis Chamber Orchestra as well as return visits to Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic. Kaljuste was appointed in 2022 as the Creative Director of Classical Studies at the Tallinn School of Music and Ballet - a brand new institution which opened its doors in September that year.
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, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since graduating from the Sibelius Academy orchestral conducting class 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.