Interview

Interview for INNER Magazine

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“When he’s playing guitar it doesn’t sound as if he were. A true guitar wizard with a big heart.”
– INNER

Robert was interviewed by Kari Nevalainen for INNER Magazine in January.

“In 2016, the guitarist Robert Jürjendal was chosen as the Musician of the Year in Estonia. That alone tells about Robert’s exceptionally versatile approach to music making and of his highest professional attitude.  Apart from the solo guitar and guitar ensembles he’s written music eg. for strings, harpsichord, brass and choir as well as for films, theatre productions and art exhibitions.

Robert’s career begun in the early 80s. Since then he’s been involved in an impressive number of projects, most of them quite well documented in the biography and the website.  In this interview we do better by focusing on Robert’s art of guitaring, his relationship with technology, and with the rich music life of Estonia. And Inner would not be Inner if it didn’t try to deal with the issue of combining art and music.”

Read the full article here!

News

“Another World” with Colin Edwin

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Robert will be releasing an album in collaboration with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Ex-Wise Heads, O.R.k.) entitled “Another World”.

Here’s how Colin describes the appeal of Robert’s music and the potential for collaboration:

“It is said that opposites attract but I also think it’s true that like attracts like, I am naturally drawn to the “less is more” minimal approach and it was a straightforward thing to link up with Robert as I could easily detect the expansiveness in his musical approach, and for myself, I’ve always felt that creating a sense of space in music is one of my primary objectives as a bass player, the lacuna being just as important, if not more so, than the occupied frequencies.”

Read more about the project on Colin’s website here.

Events

Upcoming Concerts in 2018

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May 13th, Esztergom, Hungary

Acoustic Guitar Festival

Robert Jürjendal


March 23rd

Anzori Barkalaja 50

feat. Robert Jürjendal


March 20th, Kuressaare Kultuurikeskus

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


March 18th, Rapla

Chamber choir “Head Ööd, Vend”. New choir pieces by Estonian composers.


March 17th, Tallinn

Chamber choir “Head Ööd, Vend”. New choir pieces by Estonian composers.


March 15th, Rapla

Chamber choir “Head Ööd, Vend”. New choir pieces by Estonian composers.


March 11th, Märjamaa

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


March 10th, 19:00 The Harbour Theatre, Tartu

“Kalevipoeg” premiere

Music by Robert Jürjendal

Sold out! Tickets to subsequent performances available here.


March 1st, 19:00 St. Nicholas Church, Tallinn

Robert Jürjendal, Madis Metsamart

Tickets available at:


February 27th, Kuressaare Castle

Robert Jürjendal, Madis Metsamart


 

February 3rd, Abja Library

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


February 2nd, Theatre NO99

Weekend Guitar Trio 25


January 31st, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn

MustonenFest

Ellerhein Girls’ Choir feat. Robert Jürjendal, Madis Metsamart


January 27th, Åland Islands

Sofia Joons, Meelika Hainssoo, Mall Ney, Robert Jürjendal


January 25th, Rockclub Tapper, Tallinn

Indrek Patte, Robert Jürjendal


January 21st, Tõrva Library

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


January 20th, Rakvere Jazz Club

Weekend Guitar Trio 25


January 19th, Genialistide Klubi, Tartu

Indrek Patte, Robert Jürjendal, Andrus Lillepea


January 16th, 19:00 Viljandi Jazz Club

Weekend Guitar Trio 25

Events

Upcoming Concerts in 2017

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December 29th, Charles’ Church, Tallinn

Bach Magnificant

Peedu Kass & Band


December 28th, Helsinki Cathedral, Finland

Bach Magnificant

Peedu Kass & Band


December 22nd, Võru Jazz Club

Weekend Guitar Trio


December 16th, St. Nicholas Church, Tallinn

Ellerhein Girls’ Choir feat, Robert Jürjendal, Madis Metsamart


December 5th, Peetri library

Doris Kareva, Robert Jürjendal


December 2nd, Dome Church of St. Nicholas, Haapsalu

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


November 23rd, Ziehlmann, Santiago, Chile

Robert Jürjendal & Kaido Kirikmäe


November 21st, Thelonious Lugar de Jazz, Santiago, Chile

Robert Jürjendal & Kaido Kirikmäe


November 9th, Barbican Centre, London

EFG London Jazz Festival

Weekend Guitar Trio


October 29th, St. John’s Church Tallinn

ELLERHEIN Girls Choir  – R. Jürjendal ” Missa brevis” premiere

Conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
Robert Jürjendal -guitar, Madis Metsamart – vibraphone


October 27th, House of the Blackheads, Tallinn

Üle Heli Festival

Robert Jürjendal, Kaido Kirikmäe


October 19th, ERM, Tartu

Valdur Mikita, Robert Jürjendal, Kaido Kirikmäe


October 17th, Valga museum

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


October 16th, Põlva library, Vastse-Kuuste library

Robert Jürjendal, Jaan Tammsalu


October 15th, St. John’s Church, Tallinn

Robert Jürjendal – guitar & Madis Metsamart – church bells, vibraphone


September 28th-29th, Moscow

Festival Zerkalo

Iris Oja – voice
Aleksei Saks – trumpet
Robert Jürjendal – guitar, electronics


September 20th, Brussels

Celia Roose, Tuule Kann, Robert Jürjendal


August 19th, 17:00 in Viljandi

Arteground Baltic 2017

CITY MIRAGE

Nina-Maria Oförsagd, Film / Media Art (FIN)
PerViktor Hjalmarsson, Piano Improvisation, Performance (SWE)
Petri Kuljuntausta, Sound Art, el.guitar, iPad (FIN)
Robert Jürjendal – guitar, effects (EST)
Ilkka Hanski, Double Bass (FIN)
Mauriz Tistelö, Poetry Performance (SWE)
Joel Heyrås-Gröndahl, Performance, Improvisation, Saxophone (SWE)
Daniel Nyman, Slam Poetry, Performance, Percussion (FIN)


August 4th – 5th

Kukemuru Ambient Festival

Robert Jürjendal & Kaido Kirikmäe

Festival tickets available at:


July 29th, Viljandi

Viljandi Folk Music Festival

Celia Roose, Tuule Kann, Robert Jürjendal

Festival tickets available at:


July 23rd, 18.00 in Kose

Maheda Muusika Festival

Robert Jürjendal


NB8 ART Gotland

July 12th  Etelhems Krukmakeri, Sweden

More info here.

July 13th Slite kyrka, Slite, Sweden

More info here.

July 14th Almedalsbiblioteket, Visby, Sweden

More info here.

July 15th Körsbärsgården Burgsvik, Sweden

 


 

Events

Upcoming Concerts in Spring 2017

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March 24th, 18.30 at Turba Library, Turba

Turba Library 90

Doris Kareva & Robert Jürjendal


March 30th, 21.00 at KuKu Art Club, Tallinn

Tallinn Music Week: KuKu Art Club Paranoia

Robert Jürjendal & Kaido Kirikmäe

Tickets available at:


March 31st, 21.00 at Vaba Lava, Tallinn

Tallinn Music Week: Jazzkaar & Estonian Jazz Union Stage

Robert Jürjendal & Kaido Kirikmäe

Tickets available at:


April 1st, 20.30 at the House of the Blackheads, Tallinn

Tallinn Music Week: Klassikaraadio Contemporary Music Stage

Ellerhein Girls’ Choir, Robert Jürjendal

Tickets available at:


April 11th, 19.00 at Paldiski Ühisgümnaasium, Paldiski

Simple Past

Robert Jürjendal & Madis Metsamart


April 25th, 19.00 at Tartu Eller School, Tartu

Jazzkaar: “Uku Masing: On the Cliff Edge”

Siiri Sisask feat. Robert Jürjendal & Peedu Kass

Tickets available at:


April 30th, 17.00 at Vaba Lava, Tallinn

Jazzkaar: “Uku Masing: On the Cliff Edge”

Siiri Sisask feat. Robert Jürjendal & Peedu Kass

Tickets available at:


May 5th, 21.00 at Theatre NO99, Tallinn

Robert Jürjendal & Ensemble

Andrus Lillepea, Aleksei Saks, Madis Metsamart, Mart Soo, Tõnis Leemets


June 4th, 17.00 at Restaurant Gloria, Tallinn

Doris Kareva & Robert Jürjendal


July 1st, 18.00 in Orjaku, Hiiumaa

Festival Kassari Kitarrid

Robert Jürjendal