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The President’s Cultural Foundation awarded Helena Tulve

The Board of the President’s Cultural Foundation decided to give this year’s Young Artists Prize to Helena Tulve, who receives the award as an outstanding composer who has gained a lot of recognition over recent years.

In 2000, Helena Tulve was awarded the Heino Eller Prize and she works as a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. During the 2001/2002 season Helena Tulve was the composer in residence at the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, which also commissioned from her a chamber opera “It is Getting Dark”.

Helena Tulve was the first Estonian composer to win the first prize in 2004 at the International Rostrum of Composers for her orchestra piece “Thaw”. She will represent Estonia with the same piece at the opening concert of the contemporary music festival “ISCM World New Music Festival 2006” held in July in Stuttgart.

In 2004, Helena Tulve was awarded the Music Prize of the Estonian Music Council for her outstanding creative work and she also received the Culture Award of the Republic of Estonia. In March 2005, Estonian Radio gave her the Musician of the Year title. Helena Tulve was the composer of the festival of the Estonian Music Days held in March 2006.

The President of the Republic will hand over the award to Helena Tulve tomorrow, June 7.

NB! Journalists who wish to cover the event are kindly requested to register calling 6316 229 or sending an e-mail to at latest by 2 pm on Wednesday. The journalists are expected to arrive at the building of the President’s office at 2:45 pm on June 7.

Public Relations Department of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, June 6, 2006

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