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”.
Ever since graduating from the Sibelius Academy's orchestral conducting class, Kaljuste has appeared as a guest conductor with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Sinfonia, Tampere Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Odense Symphony Orchestra, among others. Future engagements include debut with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Pärnu City Orchestra, as well as return visit to the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
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 in London, Berlin and most recently as a guest principal viola of the Helsinki Philharmonic. Andres Kaljuste also appears as a chamber musician on the Signum and Navona labels.