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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 upcoming season will see him make his debut with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra as well as return visit to Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. In the UK he will return to Bristol with the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra after their successful collaboration in an all-Finnish programme of Rautavaara and Sibelius.

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 and Odense Symphony Orchestra.