Vox Clamantis comprises musicians with different backgrounds – singers, composers, instrumentalists and conductors – who share a common interest in the Gregorian chant, early polyphony and contemporary music. Many Estonian composers – among them Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür – have written for Vox Clamantis.
LARGER FESTIVALS VOX CLAMANTIS
HAS PERFORMED AT
Manchester International Festival
La Folle Journée in France
La Folle Journée in Japan
La Folle Journée in Warsaw
La Roque d'Anthéron in France
Vale of Glammorgan in Wales
Festival Intérnational de la Musique Sacrée in Fribourg (Switzerland)
Usedom Music Festival in Germany
Flandria festival in Belgium
Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival in Israel
Istanbul Music Festival in Turkey
Québec Sacred Music Festival in Canada
VOX CLAMANTIS HAS PERFORMED WITH
Catalan soprano Arianna Savall, Italian nyckelharpa player Marco Ambrosini, Israeli oud player Yair Dalal, Tunisian singer Dhafer Youssef, French pianists Brigitte Engerer, Claire-Marie Le Guay and Jean-Claude Pennetier, Cello Octet Amsterdam. Continuous collaboration with different musicians has inspired the birth of impromptu programmes, based on improvisation.
VOX CLAMANTIS HAS RECORDED FOR ECM AND MIRARE
The CD Arvo Pärt «Adam’s Lament» (conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, ECM) won GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance in 2014. The film featuring Vox Clamantis music, The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
The artistic director and conductor of Vox Clamantis JAAN-EIK TULVE graduated from Tallinn Conservatory in 1991 and specialized in Gregorian chant at Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), He worked at the CNSMDP as an assistant to Louis-Marie Vigne, who had a determining influence on his musical development. Jaan-Eik Tulve has learned a great deal from his work together with Dom Daniel Saulnier of Solesmes Abbey. He has given many courses in Gregorian chant in France, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Scotland, the Faeroe Islands, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia. Jaan-Eik Tulve has been often invited to lead work-sessions in monasteries and workshops at festivals.
In 1992 Jaan-Eik Tulve became the conductor of the Choeur Grégorien de Paris and has appeared with the choir in many European countries and also in Lebanon. Many of the recordings he has made with the choir have received great critical acclaim (Diapason d’Or). In 1996 he took up a position teaching Gregorian chant at the Estonian Academy of Music and at the same time formed the Vox Clamantis in Tallinn.
Jaan-Eik Tulve has been awarded the Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia, the Order of Léopold of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.
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