Discography

Olari Elts, conductor

Olari Elts' passion for distinctive programming rich with invention has earned him much praise on the international music scene. Alongside traditional repertoire, Olari Elts has a strong commitment to vocal and choral as well as contemporary music, with close associations to his fellow Estonians, Arvo Pärt and Erkki Sven Tüür.

Olari Elts appears regularly with such orchestras as the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Hallé Orchestra Manchester, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Danish National Symphony, Norwegian Radio, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio, Orquesta Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Wiener Symphoniker, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, the Seattle and Cincinnati Symphony. In Japan, he works frequently with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. In Australia and New Zealand, he conducts the symphony orchestras in Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide as well as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Soloists with whom he collaborates include Jean Yves Thibaudet, Simon Trpceski, Stephen Hough, Alexander Melnikov, Christian Tetzlaff, Baiba Skride, Isabelle Faust, Viviane Hagner, Gautier Capucon, Kari Kriikku, Claire Booth, Sally Matthews, Lilli Paasikivi, Michael Nagy and Stephan Loges.

 

Winner of the International Sibelius Conductors' Competition in Helsinki in 2000, Olari Elts was Principal Conductor of the Latvian National Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra as well as the Orchestre de Bretagne and most recently the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in Tallinn in 1971, Olari Elts is founder of his contemporary music ensemble, NYYD Ensemble.


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Discography



Brahms-Glanert

Four Preludes and Serious Songs

Detlev Glanert

Distant Land (Music with Brahms for Orchestra)

Brahms-Berio

Op. 120 No. 1 (Clarinet Sonata No. 1 for clarinet and orchestra by Luciano Berio)


Michael Nagy, baritone

Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Olari Elts, conductor

ODE 1263-2



Released 01/2017

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Erkki-Sven Tüür
Symphony No. 5 for Big Band, Electric Guitar and Symphony Orchestra
Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra
Nguyên Lê, electric guitar
Mika Väyrynen, accordion
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Olari Elts, conductor
ODE 1234-2

Released 10/2014

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