Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir
Tallinn Music High School is the only school in Estonia providing professional music education alongside the general primary and secondary curriculum.
The Chamber Choir was founded in 1969 a.
There are singing pianists, stringed instrument players, wind instrument players, composers, music theoretics, choral conductors and singers in the choir.
Since 1989 til 2011 was the Conductor Evi Eespere, since 2012 the Conductor is Janne Fridolin and vocal coach is singer Triin Ella from Estonian National Opera.
1992 – Italy: Riva del Garda choral competition – silver diploma and best conductor diploma.
1993 – England: Llangolleni (Wales) choral competition – II prize in youth choir category, II prize in chamber choir category.
1994 – Italy: Arezzo choral competition – III prize A category (works of G.P.da Palestrina), III prize B category (choral music from 19.- 20.).
1995 – Austria: Spittal an der Drau choral competition – III prize.
1999 – Germany: Darmstadti choral competition – II prize chamber choir category, III prize sacral music category.
2001 – Switzerland: Neuchatelli choral competition – III prize chamber choir category.
2003 – Estonia: The 8th International Choir Festival Tallinn 2003 – II-III prize chamber choir category.
2009 – Estonia: The 10th International Choir Festival Tallinn 2009 – IV prize
2013 – Austria: International competition Summa Cum Laude 2013 – I prize with a title: outstanding success
2014 – Riga: World Choir Games – Gold diploma
2017 – Rimini International Choral Competition – Gold diploma, II prize
Choral competitions in Estonia:
1996 – A category I prize and Grand Prix
1998 – A category I prize
2000 – A category I prize
2002 – A category I prize and Grand Prix
2004 – A category II prize
1993 – Holland; 1995 – Germany, Denmark; 1996 – Switzerland, Ireland (Festival of Cork); 1997 – France, Spain; 1998 – Russia (Jekaterinburg Musicfestival); 1998 – Germany (Festival of Rottenburg am Neckari); 1999 – Italy; 2000 – Norway, Hungary; 2002 – France (Normandia); 2003 – Croatia; 2004 – France, Spain, 2006 – Germany, choral festival Europa Cantat XVI in Mainz,
2008 – Italy: St. Mark’s Church in Venice, Padova Domchurch, Bologna San Petronio Church, Firenze San Lorenzo, St. Peter’s Church in Vatikan, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church
2010 – Sweden, Arvo Pärt, Östersund.
1996 CD Glorificatio
1999 CD Ritus
2000 CD Invocatio
2004 CD De amore aeterno
Janne Fridolin, conductor
Janne Fridolin (1976) graduated from the music programme at the Tallinn Pedagogical Seminary in 1997. In 2003 she graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre’s music education programme (with teacher Ene Kangron), and in 2009 she graduated cum laude from the Academy’s choral conducting programme (with professor Ants Üleoja). In 2017 Janne completed her doctorate and received her PhD under the supervision of Tõnu Kaljuste and Anne Türnpu.
Janne began her choral conducting career as assistant conductor for the Mixed Choir Noorus and the Boy’s Choir Revalia. Since 2006 she has conducted the Youth Mixed Choir Vox Populi. At present she also conducts the chamber and boy’s choirs at Tallinn Music High School, as well as the youth and children’s choirs at Tallinn’s Rahumäe Middle School, where she is also a music teacher. In addition, Janne is a faculty member in Tallinn Music High School’s choral conducting department where she teaches conducting and score reading.
Janne Fridolin has been a sectional music director at several choral and song festivals, including Estonia’s national Youth Song and Dance Festival “I Will Stay,” as well as the Estonian Men’s Choral Society’s 30th jubilee song festival “Father Sang, Son Sang.” She was also chosen to be mentor to the Estonian Choral Association.
Janne Fridolin has also received several laureates, scholarships and awards. In 2002 Janne received the Estonian National Culture Foundation’s Heino Kaljuste scholarship. In 2011 the Estonian Choral Association named Janne as recipient of the “Young Choral Conductor Laureate” award. In 2012 she received the title of “Best Conductor” at the Freamunde International Choir Competition in Portugal. In 2013 the Estonian Choral Association named Janne “Conductor-Music Teacher of the Year.” In 2017 she received the “Best Conductor” award in the Rimini International Choir Festival’s Grand Prix round. And in 2019 Janne received the Estonian National Culture Foundation’s Uno Järvela scholarship.