The music scene in Estonia is varied and lively, as witnessed by approximately 2 million concert visits per year. The local music scene is characterised by a long tradition and great quality of choir singing, world-class composers, conductors and interpreters, as well as experienced concert and festival organisers.
2015 is the Year of Music
- There are nearly 1,500 businesses and institutions and 5,800 people employed in the field of music.
- The total revenue of the music business is 135 million euros.
- There are approximately 2 million concert visits per year.
The field of music is governed by the following legislation: the Performing Arts Institutions Act, Copyright Act, and Creative Persons and Artistic Associations Act.
Estonian Music Development Centre
An umbrella organisation established in 2009, which initiates and coordinates development and export projects in the field of music.
Estonian Music Council
A non-profit organisation uniting 50 Estonian music institutions and professional musicians.
Estonian Music Information Centre
The main objective of the Centre is to introduce and promote Estonian classical music both at home and abroad by collecting and spreading information on Estonian composers and their work, music organisations and events, interpreters and groups.
International Arvo Pärt Centre
The Centre was founded in 2010 by Arvo Pärt and his family to create opportunities for the preservation and study of the composer’s creative legacy in his Estonian homeland in his mother tongue.
Estonian Traditional Music Centre
An organisation that supports and organises long-term courses on folk music, and promotes live performances of traditional music.
Phone 628 2252