A Soundful Weekend with Estelon
Experience and understand how to appreciate the purity of sound
Saturday, 8 September 2018
There can be few world-class firms that have been founded at the breakfast table, the Estonian company Estelon is certainly one of them. The high-end audio brand traces its origins back many decades when a young boy obsessed with music,
began to take apart radios and adjust them to improve the sound quality.
This was the beginning of a journey that led to the birth of one of the world’s most luxurious speaker brands. Estelon derives aesthetic and acoustic excellence through the merger of ingenious creativity and cutting-edge science. Each decision – from engineering techniques to materials and components used in the manufacturing process – is made with the perfect harmony of the speakers as a whole in mind.
Join us for this unique evening!
We start off with an aperitif and networking with the creator of Estelon speakers – Alfred Vassilkov. Erkki-Sven Tüür, the lauded Estonian composer, will join the evening as guest of honor. Some of his pieces will be played at a recital before the dinner along with other composers and various styles from Estelon speakers. The recital is followed by a delightful 3-course dinner at Alexander Restaurant composed for the occasion by Chef de Cuisine Stefan Berwanger.
The evening will be co-hosted by the hoteliers & restaurateurs Martin Breuer and Imre Sooäär.
A soundful weekend with Estelon – 105 eur per guest, including aperitif, an introduction to Estelon & works of Erkki-Sven Tüür & 3-course dinner
The evening starts at 18:30
Evening lasts until approximately 22:30
Reservations are required; limited seats available!
For reservations or inquiries please contact our Guest Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial +372 45 48 800
Alfred Vassilkov – Estelon
As music filled the family home, young Alfred was not only fascinated by the beautiful melodies, but also the question where the sound was coming from. Building his first loudspeakers as a schoolboy, the young man realised very early on that speakers are bridges. They unite music and technology, helping live sounds to be reborn naturally through innovation.
For close to 30 years Alfred and his family have been expanding the technological boundaries of experiencing sounds with limitless passion. Each speaker is a handcrafted masterpiece – an instrument which achieves perfection. Not one detail is left to chance, but carefully chosen from the finest, to fulfil its entrusted responsibilities. Not one component is put in place unless it has passed a finely tuned laboratory testing. Not a single loudspeaker leaves the Estelon without the final judgement from its chief evaluator – the human ear.
In his early career, Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür straddled the line between conservatory-based classical music studies and pop music. Tüür studied flute, music composition, and percussion instruments while attending Tallinn Conservatory, and from 1979 he led a rock group called In Spe, which incorporated elements of Renaissance and Baroque music. Along the way, Tüür also composed music for theatrical productions and took some electronic music courses in Darmstadt.
Tüür’s music has been performed by Isabelle van Keulen, Anu Tali, Tönu Kaljuste, David Geringas, Evelyn Glennie, Paavo Järvi, and the California EAR Unit; and has been recorded to a significant extent, particularly on the ECM label. The recording of his Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 7 was nominated for Gramophone magazine’s 2014 awards.
Tüür is a co-director of the International Contemporary Music Festival NYYD held in Tallinn, and has been honored several times by organizations for his contributions to Estonian culture.