Medieval Days: Ines Maidre. Organ Half-hour
To celebrate the Medieval Days, music will be performed on the recently renovated organ of St. Nicholas’ Church, which is particularly suitable for renditions of renaissance and baroque music. Renowned Estonian organ player Ines Maidre will play music by Michael Praetorius, Johann Caspar Kerll et al.
A graduate of the Estonian Academy of Music, Tallinn, Ines Maidre holds soloist diplomas of both piano and organ with the highest distinctions. Her postgraduate studies with Daniel Roth in Paris were crowned with a Prix d’excellence avec les félicitations and at the Concours Musicale d’Ile de France in 1991 she also won the First Prize in organ playing.
Later she also undertook an extensive course on Baroque interpretation at the Grieg Academy in Bergen and gained a diploma in harpsichord.
Since 2014 she is the artistic director of the Pärnu International Organ Festival.
Besides her performing career IM has been teaching the organ at the Estonian Music Academy and is now an associate professor of organ at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Norway. As a part of her scholarly activities she has given master classes and lectures at different music high schools, organist conferences and summer courses in Europe and America.
During the last twenty years she has performed on many prestigious international festivals in Europe, North America and South America and has appeared as a soloist in a number of organ concertos by Poulenc, Jongen, Barber, Lepnurm, Rheinberger etc The artist’s collaboration with various soloists and ensembles has resulted in many programs combining organ with Gregorian chant, trumpet, saxophones, dance, percussion, violin, synthesizer etc
As a harpsichord/organ player in several early music ensembles IM has played a wide selection of repertoire from early Renaissance to late Baroque.
Maidre has released several CDs for Toccata Classics, Grappa, Eres, Antes and Carillon Music.