Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
In 1993 first set of handbells arrived in Estonia at the instigation of the conductor Aivar Mäe and the Arsis handbell ensemble was born. In 1999 Arsis handbell school opened its doors in Tallinn. In 2006 a competition was hold, 12 students from Arsis handbell school were chosen and new concert ensemble was created. To date the ensemble has had many concert tours in Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia and US. Ensemble has participated in many international festivals (Bells Force, Bells Art, National Seminar of Atlanta, LuostoClassic, Probaltica, Tallinn Music Week, Early Music Festival in Rundāle), played together with Sinfonietta Riga, Toruń Chamber Orchestra and GotlandsMusiken. Their first solo album Prelude was just released in April, 2016.
Conductor Aivar Mäe is known as an excellent generator of ideas and a promoter of music and theatre in Estonian culture. He has been the general manager of Eesti Kontsert and Vanemuine Theatre as well as the chairman of the Council of the Russian Theatre. Aivar Mäe has received many cultural awards, including the “Baltic Star” award. He has held various choir and handbell music seminars and has organized international festivals. Since 2009, Aivar Mäe is the general manager of the Estonian National Opera.Back to the list of ensembles