ESOF '19

European Student Orchestra Festival


April 24th – April 28th 2019

After the huge success of the 2018 edition of the European Student Orchestra Festival in Strasbourg, a new edition in Estonia will be organized.  This festival will be special in all different ways. It will the first ESOFestival held in the Baltics and will be a festival for University Choirs. Home base will the capital city Tallinn with the excellent support of the Tallinn University.

Check below for more details and for how to register your Choir!

For interested University Choirs

Arrival & Check-in

Welcome of all choirs to the city of Tallinn. The ESOF organizing team will guide you to your hostels for check-in. The rest of the afternoon you’ll have time to visit the important locations of the festival. Wednesday evening all participants are invited at the concert hall for the ceremonial opening of the festival.

Rehearsals & Concerts

As in the previous festivals all chrois will have a concert day that includes a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal in the concert hall and of course the concert.

Group activities

The festival creates great opportunities to get to know each other. Cultural and social activities with your own choir or mixed up with other participants are the relaxing moments of the festival. Nevertheless these events are as important for students as concerts and workshops.

Party time

Something all participants of the previous editions remember, is the extraordinary parties and receptions after the concerts. Why change a winning concept? We want to close every day of the festival with a small festival to celebrate your musical collaboration to our cause: bringing university students together to make fabulous music.


165 euro per person


  • Four nights in youth hostel/hotel (room distribution according to availability)
  • Full board
  • Access to all ESOF concert
  • Access to all group planned activities
  • Use of rehearsal room (rehearsal)  and concert hall (dress rehearsal + concert)
  • Bus parking
  • Online broadcast during concert

Does not include:

  • Transportation to and from Tallinn not included.


  • max 45 min music
  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs
  • ESOF can arrange a supporting piano (at a cost)
  • One piece by a composer of your country


  • One rehearsal and a dress rehearsal in the concert hall will be foreseen.
  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs
  • ESOF can arrange a supporting piano (at a cost)

Organizing Team

Main lead:
Janne Jakobson

Merilin Tammik
Karl Viilmann
Kristen Kivistik
Taave Lips
Lauri Pihlak
Evelyn Arukask
Katariina Linde
Maren Aare
Anu Carlsson
Hannele Lüsi

If we all end up in prison one day for illegal music downloads, I can only hope that they divide us by music genres.