Origin: Võru, Estonia
Genre: Acoustic and electroacoustic music
Years Active: 2002 - Present
Official Websites: www.ageveeroos.com
Age Veeroos is an Estonian freelance composer and teacher of composition/electroacoustic music. She writes acoustic music for different kind of instrumentation and electroacoustic music, both as fixed media and live electronics. She is a member of Estonian Composers’ Union since 2003.
Along with nearly 17 years of experience she has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Estonia. Among others she has worked with groups like Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ansambel U:, Ensembles Aleph, Sepia, Hashtag, Curious Chamber Players.
In 2005, she was chosen to be one of ten young composers of “Kulturjahr der Zehn” - project, dedicated to the membership of ten new EU countries. Prelude to Schubert’s song Die “Nebensonnen/Winterreise”, a commission was performed by Leipziger Sinfonietta (conductor Johannes Harneit) in Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
In 2010, Age Veeroos with a team of five artists won the main prize at the competition of music theatre project Operare 2010, organised by Berlin Contemporary Opera. GRID was premiered in Berlin, Kesselhaus/Kulturbrauerei.
Age Veeroos studied composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn and in Karlsruhe Higher Music School, Germany. She attended international composition courses including IRCAM Summer Course for composers in Paris in 2004, as an active participant of Centre Acanthes composition workshop with members of Arditti Quartet in Metz 2005, master classes with Sciarrino, Haas and others.
Documentary “Elus helid elus”
Documentary “Elus helid elus” (“Alive sounds in life”) from the year 2006 presents young Estonian composers, their music and thoughts about ‘nationality’ in music.
My portrayal as Age Hirv (clip from beginning up to 3.30) focuses on my string quartet, composed for Acanthes Summer Course in France, rehearsed and performed under guidance of Arditti Quartet players in Metz 2005.
7.30pm Beethovengymnasium Bonn (Adenauerallee 51-53)
“Imaginäre Sonate op. 53" for piano (premiere)
2pm Rehbinder's House Rakvere
7pm Estonian Academy of Sciences
9pm Musiikkitalo, Camerata Hall Helsinki
“Külmking/Chills” for kannel, harp & harpsichord
Ensemble Una Corda
4pm / Eller Music School, Tubin Hall Tartu
“Schattenseele" for violin & electronics
Indrek Palu (violin), Age Veeroos (electronics)
12.30pm / Estonian Academy of Arts Tallinn
“Schattenseele" for violin & electronics (premiere)
There Are No More Four Seasons (Sweden) -
George Kentros (violin), Mattias Petersson (electronics)
18pm / Kadriorg Art Museum Tallinn
“Külmking/Chills” for kannel, harp & harpsichord (premiere)
Ensemble Una Corda
19pm / Suurgildi Hall Tallinn
17pm / Eller Music School, Tubin Hall Tartu
“Enesekaotus” (2002) for mezzo soprano & alto flute / text Ilmar Laaban
Hashtag Ensemble (Poland)
Estonia Concert Hall
“Mõttelõng” / "Skein of Thought" for orchestra (premiere)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / conductor Risto Joost