Kaisa Roose (Music Conductor) was born in Tallinn, Estonia on 15 April 1969.At the age of six she began studying piano at the Tallinn School of Music. In 1987 she was admitted to the Tallinn Conservatoire, where she studied choir conducting, taking her degree in 1992. The following year Kaisa Roose was admitted to The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where she studied orchestra conducting. She completed her studies there and took her degree in 1997 and gave her debut concert with the Danish Odense Symphony Orchestra. The same year Kaisa Roose was awarded the Grethe Kolbe Grant for promising young conductors.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture." The primary duties of the conductor are to interpret the score in a way which reflects the specific indications in that score, set the tempo, ensure correct entries by ensemble members, and "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. Conductors communicate with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, usually with the aid of a baton, and may use other gestures or signals such as eye contact. A conductor usually supplements their direction with verbal instructions to their musicians in rehearsal.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in Harju County. From the 13th century until 1918, the city was known as Reval. Tallinn occupies an area of 159.2 km2 (61.5 sq mi) and has a population of 440,776.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in North East Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the third most spoken Finno-Ugric language.
The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen engaged Kaisa Roose at the age of 28 to perform a modern ballet written by Kim Helweg, "Cupid and Psyche" ("Amor og Psyke"). Her success in this was a turning-point in her career that led to a three-year contract as a conductor at the Theater.
The Royal Danish Theatre is both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874 located on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1748, first serving as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts, and drama in several locations.
Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.
During her career Kaisa Roose has conducted all the Danish regional orchestras as well as orchestras in Sweden, Finland, Italy and Costa Rica. From 2000 through the following three seasons she was with Malmö Opera and Music Theatre in Sweden. During her first season there, she premiered the contemporary Swedish opera "Portrait", written by Catharina Backman and Maria Sundqvist and conducted the musicals "Kaspar Hauser" and "Miss Saigon".Interest to contemporary music has brought Kaisa Roose to close collaboration also with different new music ensembles as The Esbjerg Ensemble, The Figura and The Ensemble 2000. In January 2004 Ms.Roose conducted the world premiere and recorded with The Esbjerg Ensemble Per Nørgård's "Gennem torne" and The Harp Concerto (Soloist Tina Rehling ). In the spring 2004 Kaisa Roose made her debut in the Baltic countries. She conducted Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite nr.1, Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Elgar's Violin Concerto and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra.
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