Pianists Rokas Zubovas and Sten Lassmann

With the “56th Summer of Piano Music” concert cycle coming to an end, Sten Lassmann, a pianist and a senior lecturer in piano at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre will be performing at the M. K. Čiurlionis House-Museum, in Druskininkai on August 25th at 7 P.M. and continuing the project “Čiurlionis Dialogues”, on August 26th 6 P.M. at the M. K. Čiurlionis House in Vilnius.

Exclusively for these two concerts, the pianist prepared a program including pieces by two Baltic country classics, Heino Eller and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis . In addition to the formerly mentioned composers, pieces by J. S. Bach and F. Chopin will also be performed.

Sten Lassmann

STEN LASSMANN has been regularly appearing as a soloist and chamber musician since winning first prize in the Sixth Estonian Piano Competition in 2002. He has performed in some of the most prestigious venues, such as the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Purcell Room in London, the Grand and Small Halls of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire Concert Hall in Milan, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.

Lassmann started his musical education at the Tallinn Central Music School in 1989 with Ell Saviauk and Ira Floss and continued at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with prof. Ivari Ilja. He later studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with prof. Brigitte Engerer and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Fountain. A major musical influence also comes from his father Peep Lassmann, an esteemed professor of piano at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and a former student of Emil Gilels at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2013, Lassmann was awarded a Ph.D. at the Royal Academy of Music in London for his research on the Estonian composer Heino Eller. He has also received the Heino Eller Music Prize (2011), the Estonian Cultural Endowment annual music prize (2015), and in 2018 was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Currently, Lassmann is a senior lecturer of piano at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and since 2017 the artistic director of the biannual international festival KLAVER in Tallinn.

Since 2008, he has been engaged in a project to make the first-ever recording of complete piano works by Heino Eller for Toccata Classics in London. The series will cover all of Ellerʼs 206 piano compositions on 9 CDs.

We invite you to bid farewell to this summer surrounded by great music!