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Kalle Randalu

Kalle Randalu is an Estonian pianist of international acclaim. He studied at the Tallinn Music High School with Tiina Kurik, at the Tallinn Conservatoire with Prof. Bruno Lukk and the Moscow Conservatoire with Prof. Lev Vlassenko. He is a laureate of several international piano contests: First Prize from the Ústí nad Labem International Piano Competition (Czech Republic, 1971), First Prize from the Soviet Union Piano Competition in Tallinn (1976), prizes from the International Robert Schumann Contest in Zwickau (1981), and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982) and First Prize from the ARD International Music Competition in Munich (1985).

Kalle Randalu settled in Germany in 1988. From 1994-1997 he was a professor at the Freiburg University of Music and since 1997 he has held a professorship at the Karlsruhe University of Music.

Kalle Randalu has given concerts in most European countries, the USA, Australia, Russia and Japan. Among the venues where he has performed are the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Hercules Hall Munich, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, the Grand Hall and Small Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, theMusikhalle Hamburg, the Finlandia-talo in Helsinki, the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg and the Rosengarten Mannheim.

Kalle Randalu has performed with many prominent orchestras such as theSymphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Moscow, St. Petersburg and Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestras, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Württemberg, Bratislava, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Ostrobotnian Chamber Orchestras and many others. He has collaborated with such conductors as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Mariss Jansons, Natan Rahlin, Nikolai Alexeev, Maxim Shostakovich, Juha Kangas, Leif Segerstam, Osmo Vänskä, Jörg Faerber, Jac van Steen, Kazushi Ono, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Peeter Lilje, Arvo Volmer, Jüri Alperten, Eri Klas and Olari Elts among others.

Kalle Randalu has over 50 piano concertos in his repertoire and a large number of solo and chamber works. In collaboration with the Finnish conductor Juha Kangas he has played nearly all the Mozart piano concertos. On many occasions Kalle has played all the Beethoven concertos and the Choral Fantasy within two evenings. Thanks to close connections with Estonian composers he has premiered many contemporary Estonian works. For over 20 years he has been connected with Villa Musica, one of Germany’s biggest concert institutions, which brings together leading German musicians and organizes about 150 chamber music concerts a yea r all over the country. His partners in Villa Musica have been Sabine Meyer, David Geringas, Radovan Vlatković, Dag Jensen, Martin Ostertag and others.

Kalle Randalu has recorded over 40 CDs and 16 LPs. Exceptionally successful has been a cycle of Paul Hindemith’s complete sonatas (recorded together with Villa Musica players) which has been awarded such prizes as the Classical Award in Cannes and ECHO Klassik (German Phono Academie). Notable among his latest recordings are a double CD with Brahms piano trios and a cycle of 3 CDs with Schumann’s chamber music.

In 1987 Kalle Randalu was named National Artist of Estonia and since 1999 he has held an honorary doctorate of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2001 Kalle Randalu received the 4th class Order of the White Star.

Links:
Wikipedia (English)
Wikipedia (German)
Edition49
Spotify
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Personal website www.kallerandalu.com

Brahms Piano concerto No. 2 with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
4 November 2016 Tallinn


Beethoven Choral Fantasy with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
4 November 2016 Tallinn


Beethoven Piano concerto No. 1 C major with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
13 March 2015 Tallinn


Beethoven Piano concerto No. 3 C minor with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
13 November 2015 Tallinn


Beethoven Piano concerto No. 5 E-flat major with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
13 November 2015 Tallinn


Sumera Piece from the Year 1981
4 November 2016 Tallinn


Mozart Piano concerto No. 27 K. 595 with Christoph Poppen / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
30 September 2011 Tallinn
1 movement Allegro


Mozart Piano concerto No. 27 K. 595 with Christoph Poppen / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
30 September 2011 Tallinn
2 movement Larghetto 3 movement Allegro


Beethoven Piano concerto No. 5 op. 73 with Neeme Järvi / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
4 May 2012 Tallinn


Mozart Piano concerto No. 13 K. 415 with Juha Kangas / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
1st movement Allegro


Mozart Piano concerto No. 13 K. 415 with Juha Kangas / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
2nd movement Andante


Mozart Piano concerto No. 13 K. 415 with Juha Kangas / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
3rd movement Allegro


Mozart Piano concerto No. 12 K. 414 with Juha Kangas / Tallinna Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
1st movement Allegro


Mozart Piano concerto No. 12 K. 414 with Juha Kangas / Tallinna Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
2nd movement Andante


Mozart Piano concerto No. 12 K. 414 with Juha Kangas / Tallinna Chamber Orchestra
17 January 2014 Tartu
3rd movement Allegretto