Brass and Woodwind

Head of Studies, Professor Peeter Sarapuu
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion instruments)

Top level specialist lessons lay the foundation of an education in brass and woodwind instruments. The faculty includes many internationally renowned teachers and musicians who have worked in leading Estonian orchestras and acquired extensive chamber music experience in different professional ensembles.

Students learn classical brass and woodwind techniques and repertoire alongside modern approaches to musical interpretation. They work together with musicians from different generations: Peeter Sarapuu - current head of studies and principal bassoonist of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, trumpet players Avo Ots and Indrek Vau (principal trumpet of ENSO), clarinetists Hannes Altrov, Toomas Vavilov and Sooyoung Lee, saxophonists Olavi Kasemaa and Virgo Veldi as well as Kalervo Kulmala ( principal French horn of ENSO)and internationally acclaimed oboist Dmitri Bulgakov.

Students also benefit from a diverse range of performance opportunities. The high level of the studies is also demonstrated by student exchange statistics: the number of incoming foreign students and exchange students regularly exceeds the number of students leaving for universities abroad.