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Super Audio CD La donna è mobile. Verdi. Luc Robert

DVD In the Mystical Land of Kaydara. Peeter Vähi

CD Great Maestros V. Kalle Randalu, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Double CD Great Maestros VI. Kalle Randalu, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra 

Double CD Verdi Wagner 200. Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

DVD Coppélia. A ballet by Léo Delibes

CD Works for Violin and Piano. Vol 1 Eduard Tubin

DVD Keyboard Juggleress. Irina Zahharenkova

CD Legend. Arsis

Magic of Sound (Ralf Taal)

Super Audio CD Maria Magdalena. Sevara Nazarkhan, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, State Choir Latvija, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

DVD Joy and Sorrow Unmasked. European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen

CD Locus amoenus. René Eespere

CD The Best of Arsis Bells. Arsis, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir, Aivar Mäe

DVD Faust. Ain Anger, Estonian National Opera

DVD Modigliani − the Cursed Artist. Estonian National Ballet, Risto Joost

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 Festival ORIENT

O-KAI SINGERS
(Taiwan)

Wed, May 27th at 10 pm
Kadriorg Park, Orient tent (next to the President’s Palace), Tallinn

 

Conference        Concerts in Tallinn       Peking Opera        Workshops

Bazar         Orient Flavours         Other

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O-Kai Singers is an aboriginal Taiwanese vocal group whose outstanding vocal ability has brought them immediate success. Only two months after its establishment they managed to take home first place in national category at the Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Festival. Since then, they have shattered records in the Taiwan a cappella scene, winning more than 20 different awards including category of “Best Jazz Album” with their first album for Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs), 3 times for Taiwan Golden Melody Awards, 4 national champions, runners up at an international competition, and scoring third place twice in international competitions in Europe. While sharing the stage with top international groups including The Swingle Singers, The Real Group, and The Idea of North, they pushed the total number of performances to more than 600 within eight years.
Aside from singing, O-Kai Singers also arranged and produced music in different genres. The Children's songs albums from the Council of Cultural Affairs of Taiwan featured over 200 songs written, arranged, sung by O-Kai Singers.These albums have also been nominated for the Golden Melody Awards, the best-known music awards in Taiwan.
O-Kai Singers has been active in the music education area as well. They held several workshops and tutorials nationally and internationally, inspiring and leading new vocal groups to win international awards. After a performance at National Taiwan University of the Arts, one of the group members, Jia-Ching Lai, was invited to teach in the university, holding the first professional a cappella course in Taiwan history. Moreover, he was often invited as the judge in international competitions, such as Taiwan International A Cappella Competition, Taiwan Contemporary A Cappella Competition, The Sing-off China, Hong Kong A Cappella Competition, Shanghai A Cappella Competition, and the first A Cappella Competition in China.


See also: Festival Orient, Orient 2013, Orient 2011, Orient presents in 2010, Orient 2009, Orient presents in 2008, Orient 2007, Orient presents in 2006, Orient 2005, Festival archives Orient in Palmyra (Voices from the Stars Above the Desert), The Path to the Heart of Asia (CD recorded with featuring musicians of Orient 1992)

Additional info: Wikipedia in English and Estonian

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Special thanks: EAS, Alar Metsson, Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia, His Excellency Gary K. Y. Ko, Gustavo Chu, Hedi Palipea, Meliisa Marianne Palipea

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