15 Songs, 58 Minutes


About Risto Joost

Estonian conductor Risto Joost attended the Estonian Academy of Music, where he studied orchestral and choral conducting and voice, and he continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Working with Jorma Panula, Joost received his Master's degree from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2008. He won prizes at the Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in 2012 and the Malko Conducting Competition in 2015. Joost's repertoire encompasses operas from the Baroque to the contemporary period, and since 2009 he has been the conductor of the Estonian National Opera, as well as the chief conductor of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Chorus. He is the artistic director of the Tallinn Philharmonic Society, and he also directs the Birgitta Festival. Joost is a co-founder of the modern music theater ensemble Kamber, the award-winning choir Voces Musicales, and the Baltic Studio Lirico, a program for rising opera singers. Joost has conducted many orchestras, including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Tallinn Youth Orchestra, the Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, among many others, and directed several choirs, such as the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ars Nova Copenhagen, the Swedish Radio Choir, and others. He has recorded for Genuin, Ondine, Globe Records, Estonian Records Productions, and Carus. ~ Blair Sanderson