Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The female choir „Emajõe Laulikud“ from Tartu, with its conductor Vilve Maide has been singing together since 2003. In relatively short time period the choir has become one of the leading female choirs in Estonia. This choir can be characterised as full of joy, personality and courage to act differently and seeking innovative pathways. The choir enjoys both singing together and doing things together. The choir joins mostly young women, who wish, in addition to making beautiful music together, to be active in social life. To further develop the quality of Estonian singing culture we set for ourselves higher and higher targets like performing difficult musical pieces more professionally and commissioning new original music from contemporary composers. From another side, we also are active in developing and enriching the possibilities of entertaining and innovative music. The repertoire of “Emajõe Laulikud” is in permanent development, containing songs from both Estonian and foreign authors, from arrangements of national songs to opera choirs, from church music to pop-music and, naturally, the evergreens of Estonians female choirs and our Song Festivals. „Emajõe Laulikud“ has been participating several competions in Estonia and abroad (Lithuania, Poland, Italy). In November 2018 we won 1st prize in equal voices category in Varsovia Cantat (13 th International Warsaw Choir Festival in Poland). The choir has been participating in several interesting musical projects with different Estonian artists. In 2008 we successfully took part in TV-show “Battle of Songs”. The years 2009 and 2014 are remembered by our singers as the Years of Bringing the Fire: together with Tartu Male Choir “Akadeemiline Emajõgi” we brought the Song Festival Fire all the way through Estonia from Tartu to Tallinn, to the XXV Estonian Song Festival.
Professional Qualification 1988-1992 Choir conducting, Heino Eller Tartu Music College 1992-1996 Choir Conducting, Estonian Academy of Music Choirs 1996 - 2014 Conductor and Music Teacher in Otepaa Secondary School 1997-2001 Chorus Master of the Academic Women’s Choir of the University of Tartu 2003 –… chief conductor of the Emajõe Laulikud 2008-2015 Conductor of the mixed voices choir „Eveko“ 2011 - …. Chief Conductor of Girl’s Choir „Kurekell“ 2015- … Conductor of Estonians Girl’s Choir She has conducted choires in Song Festival of Peipsi Lake Counties (years 2005, 2010), Song Festivals of Estonian Female Choirs’ Association (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013), Viljandi county song and dance festival (2015) and participated in Estonian Song and Dance Festival named „My Fatherland is my love“ (2019) as toddler choirs conductor. Prizes • March 2005, Estonian Female Choirs’ Association contest, Tallinn, Estonia - the 2nd prize in category B • March 2005 Prize for Young Conductor in Estonian Female Choirs’ Association contest • November 2008 “Ernesaks 100” song competition, Tallinn, Estonia - the 3rd prize • March 2012, song competition for female choirs devoted to Ester Mägi, Tallinn, Estonia – the 6th place in category A • September 2012, “Festival of Songst to Virgin Mary”, Narva, Estonia – the first prize • May 2013, Kaunas Cantat 2013, Kaunas, Lithuania -2 Gold Diplomas in modern and folk music categories • April 2015, Estonian Female Choirs’ Association contest, Tallinn, Estonia – the 4th place in category A • July 2015, Florence International Choir Festival, 3rd place in sacred music category and 3rd place in contemporary and modern music category • June 2016, International choir festival Cracovia Cantans 2016, the best female choir, 2nd prize in sacral music category • May 2017, International choir festival VII Šiauliai Cantat, Silver diploma in female choir category and Gold diploma in folk music category • November 2018, International choir festival Varsovia Cantat 2018, 1st prize in equal voices category • And many prizes with other choirs she is conducting.Back to the list of ensembles